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MINUTES 



Seventieth Annual Meeting 



Baptist State Convention 



NORTH CAROLINA 



RALEIGH, N. C, 
December 5Lh to 9th, 1900 



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raleigh, n. c. 
Presses of Edwards & Broughton 

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OFFICERS. 



PRESIDENT: 

Rev. R. H. Marsh, D.D Oxford. N. C. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS : 

C. S. Vann Edenton, N. C. 

E. A. Covington Wadesboro. N. C. 

T. M. HONEYCUTT ..Sparta. N. C. 

SECRETARY: 

N. B. Brouohton Raleigh. N. C. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY: 

HiGHT C. Moore New Bern. N. C. 

TREASURER : 

Walters Durham Raleigh. N. C. 

ASSISTANT TREASURER : • 

J. M. Stoner \sheville. N. C. 

AUDITOR : 

J. B. Martin Raleigh. N. C. 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: 

Livingston Johnson . _ . Raleigh. N. C. 

TRUSTEES: 

VV. C. Tyree Durham. N. C. 

C. M. Cooke Louisburg. N. C. 

Livingston Johjsson^.^... ...:!•.:..■. Raleigh. N. C 

T. H. Briggs ^.. ...^.tl:". ?..::.... ^...Raleigh. N. C. 

L. R. Mills '.. Wake Forest. N. C. 



BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION, 

For 1900-1901. 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Johu E. Ray, Chairman; Livingston Johnson, Corresponding Sec- 
retary: J. H. Alford, G. M. Allen, J. S. Allen, J. D. Boushall, C. B. 
Edwards, A. D. Hunter, J. B. Boone, J. M. Brcughton, A. B. Forrest, 
S. W. Brewer, N. B. Broughton. J. C. Caddell, H. W. Norris, W. C. 
Douglass. J. C. Ellington. W. R. Gwaltney, F. P. Hobgood, J. N. 
Holding, W. C. Newton, C. J. Hunter, W. N. Jones, j. C. Scarborough, 
T. E. Skinner, H. L. Watson, J. D. Hufham, H. C. Dockery, C. M. 
Cooke, W. L. Poteat, Jonn T. Pullen, J. W. Bailey, J. B. Brewer, J. S. 
Hardaway, J. P. Wyatt, B'. W. Spilman, A. C. Barron, W. A. Cooper, 
R. N. Simms, W. R. Cullom, E. P. Moses, J. H. Weathers, T. J. Tay- 
lor, T. M. Pittman, W. C. Petty, A. H. Harnley, T. B. Moseley, W. M. 
Vines, T. M. Honeycutt, A. I. Justice, K. A. Sentell, A. H. Sims, A. A. 
Marshall, W. D. Hubbard, J. W. Denmark, A. A. Butler, Walters Dur- 
ham, R. T. Vann. M. L. Kesler, F. W. Hamrick. 



ASSOCIATIONAL DELEGATES. 

Alleghany and Grayson, W. C. Fields; Ashe and Alleghany, J. EI- 
ler; Atlantic, A. W. Setzer; Alexander, L. P. Gwaltney; Beulah, J. E. 
Jordan; Bladen. Wm. Brunt: Brier Creek, D. C. Jarvis; Brushy 
Mountain, J. L. Hemphill: Bimcombe, L. B. McBrayer; Caldwell. 
J. V. McCall; Carolina. T. J. Brickman; Cedar Creek, R. W. Horrell; 
Central, E. S. Dunn; Catawba River. S. J. Porter; Cape Fear, A. H. 
Porter; Choioan, T. B'. Bo\isha.U; Eastern, L. R. Carroll; Elkin, J. W. 
Burchett (Trap Hill) ; Flat River, T. H. Street; French Broad, W. P. 
Jarvis; Green River, W. M. Whitesides; Haywood, J. L. Morgan, 
Kings Mountain. G. M. Webb; Liberty, C. M. Wall; Liberty and Duck- 
toton, J. F. McGee; Little River; J. A. Campbell; Mecklenburg and 
Cabarrus, R. H. Jordan: Mitchell, L. H. Green (Bakersville) ; Mont- 
gomery, W.. M. Bostick; Mt. Zion. W. C. Tyree; New Found, k. H. 
Hipps; Fee Dee. W. J. Ferrell; Piedmont, R. W. Brook's ; Pilot 
Mountain, H. A. Brown; Raleigh, J. T. Holt; Robeson, E: K. Proctor, 
Jr.; Sandy Creek. G. L. Finch; South Fork, W. R. Gwaltney; South 
River, John A. Gates, Jr.: South Yadkin, M. E. Parrish; Stanly; 'E. F. 
Eddins; Stone Mountain, J. S. Kilby; Tar River, N. Biggs; T'ennes- 
see River. J. S. Woodard; Three Forks. W. S. Farthing: Transyl- 



4 BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION. 

vania, E. Allison; Tuckaseigee, T. C. Bryson; Union, A. M. Croxton; 
West Chowan, T. T. Speight; Western North Carolina, J. T. Plott; 
Yadkin, V. M. Swaim; Yaneey County Association, B. B. Riddle; 
Neuse. C. W. Blanchard. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND COLPORTAGE COMMITTEE. 

N. B. Broughton, Chairman; L. Johnson, W. N. Jones, R. N. 
Simms, John E. Ray, S. W. Brewer, W. C. Douglass, W. L. Poteat, 
John T. Pullen, J. D. Boushall, J. W. Bailey, J. C. Caddell, J. M. 
Broughton. J. B. Brewer, W. R. Cullom. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

C. E. Taylor, J. W. Lynch, W. L. Poteat, J. F. Lanneau, W. B. Roy- 
all, John Mitchell, D. W. Allen, W. R. Cuuom, C. E. Brewer, J. C. 
Caddell, J. M. Brewer, T. rJ. Holding, J. B. Carlyle, J. H. Gorrell, 
V, . B. Dunn, B'. F. Sledd, J. L. Lake, W. B. Daniel, J. C. Fowler, P. W. 
Johnson, C. C. Crittenden, G. VV. Paschal. L. K. Mills, J. B. Brewer, 
J. B. Powers, R. E. Royall, F. M. Purefoy. N. Y. Gulley. E. W Sikes. 

MINISTERIAL RELIEF BOARD. 

W. ^. Tyree. President: T. E. Cheek, secretary and Treasurer; 
J. F. MacDuffie, Corresponding Secretary: C. J. D. Parker. H. A. 
Reams, J. V. Rigsbee, H. A. Foushee, J. S. Hardaway, A. H. Rigsbee, 

D. L. Gore, J. P. Timberlake. 

ORPHANAGE BOARD. 

John Mitchell. President; John B. Brewer. vV. R. Gwaltney. H. F. 
Schenck. J. D. Brevard, Heni-y C. Doekery, J. S. Montague, Thomas 
Carrick, J. H. Lassiter, F. P. Hohgood. Noah Biggs. M. L. Kesler, E. 
Frost, Dennis Simmons, John C. Scarborough, R. W. Brooks, John 

E. Ray, Stephen Mclntyre. 

TRUSTEES OF BAPTIST FEMALE UNIVERSITY. 

W. N. Jones. President; N. B. Broughton. Secretary; C. J. Hunter, 
Chairman Executive Committee; O. L. Stringfleld, Financial Secre- 
tary; W. C. Petty. C. 1.1. Cooke, F. H. Briggs. John E. Ray, E. McK. 
Goodwin. J. N. Holding. W. J Hicks. W. L Pol eat. S. W. Brewer, 
J. D. Boushall, J. B. Brewer, M. L. Kesler, J. Y. Joyner. J. W. 
Baiiey, J. E. White. K. T. Vann. A. A. Marshall. W. D. Hubbard, 
B. W. Spilman. 



CONSTITUTION. 



1. The Baptist State Convention shall oe composed of three male 
representatives from each white Association in the State and one 
annual male representative appointed by the churches for every ten 
dollars contributed to its funds, and of such male life members as 
have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at any one time 
to the Treasurer, for the objects of the Convention. No church shall 
have more than ten representatives. No one shall be a member of 
the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a Baptist 
Church in fellowship with us. and no other life member shall be 
made. 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage 
and support Wake Forest College; to educate young men called of 
God to the ministry, and approved by the churches to which they 
belong: to encourage education among all the people of the State; 
to support the gospel in all the destitute sections of the State and 
of the Southern Baptist Convention; to send the gospel to the nations 
who have it not; to encourage the distribution and study of the 
Bible and a sound religious literature; to assist Baptist Churches in 
the erection of suitable houses of worship; to encourage the proper 
care of indigent orphan children and destitute and aged ministers 
of the gospel, and to cooperate with the Southern Baptist Convention 
in all its departments of labor. 

3. This Convention shall meet annually, on Wednesday after the 
first Sunday in December. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding 
Secretary, a Treasurer, and Auditor, and nve Trustees, all of whom, 
except the Trustees (who shall serve during the pleasure of the Con- 
vention), shall be elected annually. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance 
with Dr. Kerfoot's Parliamentary Law. One of the Vice-Presidents 
shall preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the 
proceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and 
pub..sh and distribute me Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in the Con- 
vention ; make public acknowledgment of the same each week 
Through the Biblical Recorder: give his bond to the Trustees; for- 
ward, at least once a month, all contributions to their destination; 
at every meeting of the Convention make a full report of his re- 



5 CONSTITUTION. 

ceipts and disbursements, and, on retiring from his oflSce, turn over 
to his successor all moneys, papers and books belonging thereto. 

8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all 
property belonging to or which may be acquired by the Convention, 
and take a sufficient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions 
and amount of the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case 
the Treasurer shall refuse or neglect to give uis bond within thirty 
days after his election, the Trustees shall have power to elect a 
Treasurer. T"hey shall report annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Con- 
vention, examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, 
papers and books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the facts 
in the case shall be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to th-^ 
objects of the Convention; assist the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Scnools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor 
to promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. 1 he Education Board shall, so lar as it may be able, assist 
promising and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare them- 
selves for the more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention, so far 
as the means at its disposal will allow: supply all destitue portions 
of the State with faithful and efficient ministers of the gospel; give 
pecuniary aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of 
worship at proper points in the State, and in cases where pecuniary 
aid can not be given, commend them to the beneficence of the 
churches; encourage the distribution and study of the Bible and a 
sound religious literature in the homes, in the churches and in the 
Sunday Schools: encourage Sunday School Conventions and Insti- 
tutes; continue, and so far as it may be able and the growth of 
this work may require, enlarge the Baptist Book Store, and cooper- 
ate with all missionary and Sunday School work of the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

13. A committee of fifteen members of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools shall be appointed, to whom shall be entrusted the 
Sunday School and Col portage work conducted by the Convention, 
the committee to be selected by the Convention annually. It shall 
be the duty of the committee to manage the Baptist Book Store .at 
Raleigh, and to them shall be committed the appointment of a Sun- 
day School Secretary, or Secretaries, to prosecute the Sunday School 
work within the bounds of the Convention. The committee shall 
provide for establishing new Sunday Scnools and increasing the 
efficiency of existing Sunday Schools, for holding Sunday School 



CONSTITUTION. 



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Institutes in the different Associations of the Convention, and to 
organize the Baptist Sunday School workers of the State. The com- 
mittee is directed to report to the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools, and through them to the Baptist State Convention annually. 

14. There shall be an Auditor of the Baptist Book Store, who, prior 
to each annual meeting of the Convention, shall examine carefully 
all the receipts, disbursements and expenditures, vouchers, papers, 
books and stock on hand, and his certificate to the facts in the case 
shall be attached to the report on the Book Store. 

15. The Boards shall be appointed annually, and report to each ses- 
sion of the Convention. 

16. Tlie Convention year shall close one week before the annual 
meeting of the body. 

17. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of 
their respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Correspond- 
ing Secretary of the Convention. 

18. The Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual 
session by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the 
affirmative. " I* ■ 



REPRESENTATIVES. 



IJST OF LIFE MEMBERS PRESENT. 

T. H. Briggs. Raleigh, N. C; W. B. Dunn, Wake Forest, N. C; J. 
M. Hilliard. High Point, N. C; R. H. Marsh, Oxford, N. C; John E. 
Ray. Raleigh. N. C; J. B. Richardson, High Point, N. C; T. E. Skin- 
ner. Raleigh, N. C. ; Chas. E. Taylor, Wake Forest, N. C. 



LIST OF CHURCH AND ASSOCIATIONAL MESSENGERS. 

ALEXAXUER COUNTY ASSOCIATION. 

Taylorsville — J. A. White, O. W. Triplett. 

ALI.EGHAXY AND GRAYSON ASSOCIATION. 

Liberty — E. Leff. Wagoner. Whitehead. 

ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION. 

Bayboro — Joseph Aden. 

Davis Shore — C. £. Paul, Swansboro. 

Morehead City — A. W. Setzer. 

Netc Bern, First Church — Hight C. Moore. 

Nev: Bern. Tabernacle — A. H. Harnly. C. C. Jordan. 

Smyrna — R. D. Carroll, Davis. 

BEI'LAH ASSOCIATION. 

Ephesus — W. C. Pulliam. Woodburn. 
Bethel Hill—\X. C. Barrett, Bethel Hill. 
Milton— I.. N. Chappell. 
YanceyviUe — J. R. Moore. 

BRUSHY' MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

North Wilkesboro — W. R. Bradshaw, 

BRUNSWICK ASSOCIATION, 

Jennie's Branch~B. L. Hewett, Shallotte. 
Southpnrt — E. J. Edwards. 

BUNCOMBE COUNTY ASSOCIATION. 

Asheville. First Church— W. M. Vines, J. H. Tucker, W. C. Strad- 
ley. J. M. Stoner, M. A. Creasman. W. B. Creasman. 
Asheville, West End — A. E. Brown. 
Fern Hill — J. M. Hamric, Biltmore. 
Morgan Hill — VV. T. Bradley. 



REPRESENTATIVES. 9 

CALDWEIX COUNTY ASSOCIATION. 

Lenoir— A. T. Howell. 

< AT.VWISA RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Morganton — C. F. Brown. 

CAPE FEAK AM) COMTMBTTS ASSOCIATION. 

Clarkton — W. S. Ballard. 

Lennon's X Roads— A. H. Porter, Orton. 

Whiteville—J. G. Blalock. 

CAROLINA ASSOCIATION. 

Fruitland- — A. I. Justice. 
Hendersonvitle — Geo. W. Justice. 

CEDAR CJ{EEK ASSOCIATION. 

Cedar Creek — H. B. Downing. 

CENTRAL ASSOCIATION. 

Bethany — W. H. DocUl, Hickory Grove. 

Bethel— C. C. Williams, Royal. 

Flat Rock — P. M. Harrison, Franklinton. 

FrankUnton — J. B. Harrell, O. B. Wester, Calvin Pritchard. 

Forestville—D. W. Allen. P. A. Dunn. Neuse; W. B. Smith, Wyatt. 

New Hope — A. C. Green and R. A. Eaugh, Raleigh. 

Perry's Chapel — R. O. Pernell, Franklinton. 

Raleigh, First Church — A. A. Marshall. W. N. Jones, C. J. Hunter, 
J. W. Bailey. C. F. Meserve, 0. L. Stringfield, R. T. Vann, Baxter 
Durham, J. D. Boushall, H. L. Watson. 

Wake Forest— J. W. Lynch, J. C. Caddell. J. B. Carlyle, J. B. 
Brewer, C. E. Brewer, John Mitchell. W. L. Poteat. 

Wake Union — J. H. Watkins, Pernell. 

CIIOWAN ASSOCIATION. 

Ballard's Bridge — Edward Pierce and J. M. Forehand, Rockyhock. 

Edenton—J. O. Alderman. 

Elizabeth City— Hi. F. Aydlett. 

Hertford— W. A. Ayers. 

Rehoboth — John B. M. Davenport. 

Reynoldson—W . B. Waff, G. R. Eure. E. J. Freeman. 

Warrick — A. F. Rountree, Hobbsdale. 

EASTERN ASSOCIATION. 

Brooklyn — J. J. Payseur, Wilmington. 

Clinton — J. J. Adams. 

Pittsboro — N. B. Cobb, Clear Run. 

Southside — R. H. Herring and E. Z. Milton, Wilmington. 

Wilmington, First Church — C. S. Blackwell. 



lO REPRESHNTATIVKS. 

ELKIN ASSOCIATION. 

Elkin—Chas. H. Utley. 

FLAT KIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Bethel— J. A. Beam, Bethel Hill. 

Enon — W. C. Currin, J. M. Phipps. J. P. Mlze, Oxford. 
Mill Creek— G. T. Watkins. Clarksville, Va. 
Mount Zion — S. L. Howard, Berea. 
Olive Branch — E. Y. Pool, Bethel Hill. 

Oxford — .J. S. Hardaway. F. P. Hobgood. .J. A. Stradley, J. D. 
Brooks. Geo. \\\ Greene. Canton China. 
Poplar Creek — Geo. W. Wright, Carlton. 
Roxboro — W. B. Morton, A. R. Foushee. 
Stovall — W. H. Cutts, Dexter. 

FRENCH BROAD ASSOCIATION. 

Marshall — Josiah Crudup, W. C. Spruill. 
Mars Hill—T. M. Honeycutt, W. H. Woodall. 

GKEEN KIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Marion^ — C. S. Cashwell. 

Rutherford — M. M. Landrum and C. B. Justice. Riitherfordton. 

HAYWOOD COUNTY ASSOCIATION. 

Chjde—W. E. Wilkins. 
Waynesville — E. M. Lightfoot. 

KINGS MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Cherry ville — D. F. Putnam. 

Double Springs — W. W. Washburn, Depew. 

K trigs Mountain — A. M. Ross. 

Shelby — C. J. Woodson. 

Zion— A. C. Irvin, Pearl. 

LIBERTY ASSOCIATION. 

Abbott's Creek — N. R. Teague. E. H. Teague. Wallburg. 

Holloivay's — J. M. Prim, Silver Hill. 

Lexington — W. H. Rich, Henry Sheets and James Smith. 

Orphanage — J. B. Boone, Thomasville. 

Piney Grove— G. W. Wall and C. C. Smitn. Wallburg. 

Reeds' X Roads— A. E. Myers. Reed's. 

Rich Fork — John R. Miller, Thomasville. 

LITTLE RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Benson — N. H. Gibbs, G. W. Cavenaugh. 

Buie's Creek — A. N. Campbell. J. A. Campbell, J. B. Tugwell. 

Central — J. M. Holleman. Apex. 



REPRESENTATIVES. 1 1 

Dunn — S. L. Parker. 

Friendship— Gqo. E. JtJyrd, H. S. Byrd, J. W. Byrd, Bunn's Level; 
J. W. Parker, Dunn. 

Holly Springs — S. W. Oldham. 

MECKI^ENBURG AND CABARRUS. 

Cold Water— W. T. Talbirt, Concord. 
Concord — B. Lacy Hoge. 
Olivet — J. K. Purefoy, Charlotte. 

Tryon Street — A. C. Barron. W. C. Dowd, v\^. N. Flanders, Jas. G. 
Dowd, D. A. Tedder. 

Twelfth Street — L. R. Pruett, W. M. Lyles. 

MONTGOMERY ASSOCIATION. 

Laurel Hill—W. M. Bostick, Troy. 

MT. ZION ASSOCIATION. 

Blackwood's Chapel — H. M. Ingram, Pekin. 

Burlington — Jesse riolt, G. H. Church. 

Chapel Hill — Thomas Hume, J. Wm. Jones, Jas. H. Justice, Chas. 
E. Maddrey. 

East Durham — W. F. Fry, Chas. Upchurch, W. 0. Stone. 

First Church, Durham— W. C. Tyree, L. G. Cole, Henry A. Reams, 
E. M. Pearce, A. L. Phipps. 

Hillsboro — T. B. Parker; Wade D. Bostic, Rock Spring. 

Second Church, Durham — C. J. D. Parker. 

Wadeville — W. N. Parker. 

West Durham — W. A. Smith. 

NEUSE ASSOCIATION. 

First Church, Goldsboro—W . C. Newton, J. E. Peterson, W. G. 
Britt, C. C. Teague, G. A. Norwood, Jr., H. B. Parker. 
LaGrange — M. P. Davis, Snow Hill. 

Kinston — C. W. Blanchard, Joseph J. Rogers, Samuel Abbott. 
Snow Hill — T. D. Hackney, Bull Head. 

PEE DEE ASSOCIATION. 

Laurinburg — F. O. S. Curtis. 

Lilesville — W. R. Cox, S. W. Bennett. 

Roberdel — W. R. Covington. 

Rockingham — H. C. Dockery, J. B. Caudle, C. L. Greaves. 

Spring Hill — D. McNeill, Riverton. 

Wadesboro — E. A. Covington, J. F. Love, T. L. Caudle. 

PIEDMONT ASSOCIATION. 

Greensboro — Livingston Johnson, R. W. Brooks, J. P. Watson. 
Reidsville — J. Y. Joyner, J. Q. Adams, F. H. Jones. 
Bummerfield — J. B. Lane. 



12 REPRESENTATIVES. 

PILOT MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Leaks ville—R. E. White. 
Mount Airy — C. C. Haymore, A. R. Love. 
Shiloh — S. W. Hall, Pinnacle. 

Winston-Salem. First Church — H. A. Brown, T. S. Sprinkle, D. 
Rich. 

Winston-Salem, Broad Street — J. A. Garrett. 

RALEIGH ASSOCIATION. 

Apex — J. M. White. 

Baptist Center — J. C. Hardee, Clayton. 
Bethesda—J. W. Smith, Clayton. 
Bethany — D. C. Smith. 
Clayton — John Lewis, C. E. ci^ower. 
Corinth- — J. A. Estridge. 
Fayetteville Street — A. A. Butler, Raleigh. 
Flint — M. A. Adams. 

Green Level — W. B. Upchurch and L. D. Baucom, Morrisville. 
Holly Springs — C. V. Brooks, H. W. Norris, Cosma. 
Inicood — R. E. L. Yates, Raleigh. 
L,eesville — J. T. Holloway. Flint. 
Kenney's Creek — W. H. Holland, Christie. 

Raleigh. Tabernacle — W. D. Hubbard. N. B. Broughton, J. M. 
Broughton. R. N. Simms, J. S. Allen, S. R. Pool, B. W. Spilman. 
Selma — Duncan McLeod. 
Shady Grove — A. D. Hunter, Cary. 
Stnithfield—J. W. Suttle. 
Wakefield — A. A. Pippin. 
Wilson's Mills — .1. T. Holt. 

HOBE.SO.N ASSOCIATION. 

Ashpole — A. G. Mitchell. 

Bethany — F. A. Prevatt, Lumberton. 

Big Branch — -I. P. Hedgepath. Lumberton. 

Back Sicamp — W. P. Parker, Grady. 

Fair Bluff— .J. A. Smith. 

Lumber Bridge — J. W. Cobb, S. J. Cobb. 

Lumberton — C. H. Durham, John Duckett. 

Moore's Chapel — A. E. C. Pittman, Rennert. 

Red Springs — J. D. Moore. R. A. Moore. 

Rowland— S. W. Cobb, Alfordsville. 

SANIJY CKEEK ASSOCIATION. 

Bethlehem — W. H. H. Lawhon, Lawhon. 
Cameron — Chas. C. Jones. 



REPRESENTATIVES. 13 

Carthage— G. L. Pinch. W. C. Petty. 
Jonesboro — W. M. Brooks. 
Pittsboro~J. M. Griffin. D. C. Britt. 

SOUTH FORK ASSOCIATION. 

Gastonia — J. D. Moore. 
Hickory — W. R. Gwaltney. 
Kidd's Chai^el — W. A. Graham. 
Lincolnton- — D. P. Bridges. 
Maiden — J. A. Hoyle. 
Newton — Ben. L. rfoke. 
Olivet — J. H. Fry, Monbo. 

SOUTH HIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Autryville — R. A. Hedgepeth. 

First Church, Fayetteville — Jno. A. Oates^ Jr., S. J. Porter. 

Salem — Henry A. Cooper. S. A. Howard, Salemburg. 

Spring Branch — M. W. Taylor, Giles Mills. 

White Oafo— Robert N. Butler, Clinton. 

SOUTH YADKIN ASSOCIATION. 

Advance — E. Frost, Cana. 

Farmington — B. C. Teague. 

Mocksville — S. D. Swaim. 

Mooresville — J. L. Shinn. 

Statesville — B. S. Reaves. 

Salisbury — M. E. Parrish. J. N. Stallings. 

Trading Ford — W. M. Sapp, Linwood. 

.STANLY ASSOCIATION. 

Albemarle — J. A. McKaughan. 
Big Lick— P. G. Hartsell. 
Corinth— C. R. Morgan, Gold Hill. 
Ebenezer — J. W. Littleton, Dowd. 
Locust Level — S. A. Jenkins, Locust. 
Noricood — B. H. Mathews. 
Palmerville — H. Morris. 
Prospect — John M. Crowell, Albemarle. 

STONE MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATION. 

Trap Hill — J. S. Kilby. 

TAK RIVER ASSOCIATION. 

Bethel -J. W. Rose. 

Bellhaven — J. H. Rich. 

Brown's— S. P. Phipps, Vicksboro. 

Corey Chapel — W. W. Currin and A. H. Hoyle, Henderson. 



14 REPRESKNTATIVES. 

Corinth — H. G. Serman, Ingleside. 
Dowson — W. E. Barkley, Crowell's. 
Enfield— R. W. Wood.. G. G. O'Neill. 
Enterprise —i . T. Edmundson, Littleton. 
Ephfsui — G. W. Coppedge, Wakefield. 
Grce'iiilte — J. N. Booth. 
Henderson — T. M. Pittman, J. D. Hufham. 
Hobgood — G. L. Merrell. 

Louishurg — Forrest Smith, T. B. Wilder.. E. J. Ragsdale. 
Middlehurg—W. H. Kimball, C. J. Burton. 
Mildred— K. C. Knight. 
North Rocky Mount— T. S. Crutchfield. 

Rocky Mount — W. N. Johnson. J. K. Howell. S. V. T. Chamblee, 
G. S. Parker. 

Scotland Neck- — M. L. Kesler. 

Spring Hope — J. E. Hocutt. 

Tarboro — B. Craig, J. S. Farmer. C. J. Austin. 

Washington — J. S. Corpening. 

Warren Plainn — Geo. Frazee. 

Warrenton — T. J. Taylor. 

Weldon — G. T. Lumpkin. 

Williamston — B. K. Mason. 

Wilson— W. H. Reddish. 

TRANSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION. 

Mt. Moriah — F. M. Jordan^ Jeptha. 

TrCKASEIGEE ASSOCIATION. 

Oowel—i:. C. Bryson, West's Mills. 
Franklin — A. H. Sims. 

IN ION A.SSOCIATION. 

Antioch — J. D. Jenkins. Locust. 
Hamilton's X Roads— J. A. Bivens. Monroe. 
Hopewell — A. C. Davis, Olive Branch. 
Meadow Branch — Jno. W. Bivens. Wingate. 
Mill Creek — M. N. Bivens, Monroe. 

WEST CHOWAN ASSOCIATION. 

Ahoskie — R. D. Cross, D. E. Newsome. 

Aulander—J. B. Newton, R. W. Early. E. J. Harrell, L. M. Curtis. 
Bethlehem — R. P. Thomas, A. Bass. 
Hairellsville—J. T. Williams. 
Hebron — D. Cale. Potecasi. 

Murfreesboro — Jno. C. Scarborough, C. W. Scarborough, G. P. Har- 
rell. 



MINUTES 

-OF THE 

BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 

Seoentieth i^nnual Session. 



Raleigh, N. C, December 5, 1900. 

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina met in its seven- 
tieth annual session in the meeting-house of the i irst Baptist 
church, this evening at half-past seven o'clock. 

According to appointment, the Introductory Sermon was preached 
by W. M. Vines, pastor of the First Baptist church, of Asheville, 
Theme: "The Gospel for the Twentieth Century." Text: Matt. 
28:18-20. i 

President R. H. Marsh, of Oxford, then called the Convention to 
order, and appointed the following as Committee on Enrollment: 
W. C. Dowd, B. L. Hoge, T. Bright, C. L. Greaves, J. G. Blalock, 
R. N. Simms. 

On motion of W. C. Tyree, of Durham, the Secretary was in- 
structed to cast the unanimous vote of the Convention for R. H. 
Marsh for President. 

On motion of J. W. Bailey, a committee was appointed to nomi- 
nate the remaining officers of the body except the Corresponding 
Secretary. The committee was named by the President as follows: 
J. W. Bailey, W. R. Cullom, J. T. Pullen, A. D. Hunter, R. W. Brooks, 
E. P. Aydlett. T. M. Honeycutt. 

On motion, the following were appointed as Committee on Order 
of Business: C. J. Hunter, J. E. White, W. R. Gwaltney, J. S. Hard- 
away, W. B. Morton, W. L. Poteat. 

At this point the address of welcome was made by A. A. Marshall, 
pastor of the First Baptist church. Response on the part of the 
Convention was made by A. E. Brown, of Asheville. 

W. C. Dowd, for the Committee on Enrollment, reported 343 mes- 
sengers present at this hour. 

J. W. Bailey, for the Committee to Nominate Officers, reported as 
follows, which was unanimously adopted by the Convention: 
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Vice-Presidents — C. S. Vann. Edenton; T. M. Honeycutt, Sparta; 
E. A. Covington, Wadesboro. 

Secretary — N. B. Broughton, Raleigh. 

Assista7it Secretary — Hight C. Moore, New Bern. 

Treasurer — Walters Durham, Raleigh. 

Assistant Treasurer — J. M. Stoner, Asheville. 

Auditor — J. B. Martin, Raleigh. 

Trustees— W. C. Tyree, Durham: C. M. Cooke, Louisburg; Living- 
ston Johnson, Greensboro; T. H. Briggs, Raleigh; L. R. Mills, Wake 
Forest. 

C. J. Hunter, for the Committee on Order of Business, reported as 
follows, which was adopted; 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Thursday, December 6 — 

9.30 a. m. Devotional Exercises. 
10.00 a. m. Report of Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 
10.45 a. m. American Baptist Publishing Society. 
11.15 a. m. Sunday School Board of Southern Baptist Con- 
vention. 
12.00 m. Foreign Missions. 
1.30 p. m. Adjournment. 
3.00 p. m. Ministerial Relief Board. 
3.30 p. m. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 
4.15 p.m. Sunday Schools. 
5.00 p. m. Adjournment. 

7.30 p. m. Home Missions. Report of Statistical Secretary. 
Friday, December 7 — 

9.30 a. m. Devotional Exercises. 
10.00 a. m. State Missions. Destitution in Eastern North Car- 
olina. 
10.50 a. m. Factory Missions. 

11.40 a.m. Educational Missions in Western North Carolina. 
12.10 p. m. Address of Corresponding Secretary. 
12.55 p. m. Woman's Work. 
1.30 p. m. Adjournment. 
3.00 p. m. Ministerial Education. 

3.30 p. m. General Education. Report of Board Trustees W. 
F. C. Report of Board Trustees B. F. U. Report of 
Convention's Special Committee. 
7.30 p. m. General Education continued. 
Saturday, December 8 — 

9.30 a. m. Devotional Exercises. 
10.00 a. m. Periodicals. Report of Committee on Recorder. 
11.30 a. m. Reports on Obituaries. 

11.50 a.m. Reports of Special Committee and Miscellaneous 
Business. 
1.00 p. m. Historical Papers. 
7.30 p. m. Orphanage. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by J. M. Frost. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 1 9 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

The Convention reassembled at 9.30 a. m., and devotional exercises 
were conducted by A. C. Barron, of Charlotte. 

The proceedings of last night's session were read and approved. 

On motion of W. R. Gwaltney, it is ordered that a committee of 
one from each Association here represented, be appointed on a Com- 
mittee to Nominate a Corresponding Secretary. 

John E. White read portions of report of the Board of Missions 
and Sunday Schools, which was received in full, as follows: 

BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

The Board of Missions and Sunday Schools welcomes the Conven- 
tioi, to Raleigh and to its seventieth annual session, with profound 
gratitude to God for His unfailing Providence over us in all our 
affairs, and for His favor upon the work which, in His name, we 
iiave striven to do. 

The Convention meets at the end of a great century. It has been 
great in all that concerns the happiness and improvement of man- 
kind. It must appear to Baptists, and to North Carolina Baptists 
especially, a great century when they survey the record it contains 
of their growth and achievement. It would be almost incredible but 
tor the plain facts of history, much of which is in the memory of 
men still living among us, that nearly all the progress and enlarge- 
ment to which North Carolina Baptists have attained is crowded into 
these one hundred years. It was in 1805 that the idea of a North 
Carolica Convention of Baptists had its first expression in a resolu- 
tion introduced into the Chowan Association by Martin Ross. At 
that time there were less than ten thousand Baptists in the State, 
and, according to Asplund's Register, less than one hundred Baptist 
preachers, and something over one hundred churches. This strength 
was comprised in five Associations situated widely apart and main- 
taining prejudices one against another which foreshadowed little of 
the century of cooperation such as it has been. The spirit of "close 
corporation" was the prevailing sentiment in all our Baptist organi- 
zations at that period. The news of the great movement begun by 
William Carey had not reached North Carolina. The Sunday-School 
idea was yet to be born. There was no school which called itself a 
Baptist school. There was no movement, in the broad sense, which 
could be called a Baptist movement. Much of the clannishness of 
that period was the res,ult, doubtless, of the public disesteem, cf 
which the Baptists had a generous monopoly. The bold evangelism 
which was the very salt of existence for the early Baptists in North 
Carolina had won for them the disfavor of other religious bodies 
from which the Quakers only are to be excepted. It is a far cry to 
1900 wherein we see ah this changed, and yet, every step of the way 
has been marched over steadily and painfully step by step and year 
by year by Baptist heroes. It is with no unworthy spirit that your 
Board seeks to give emphasis to the contrast. This Convention shall 
raise its Ebenezer. We boast in the Lord. Our 167,000 white mem- 
bership, our 1,653 churches, our 900 ministers, the spread of Baptists 



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into all sections of the State; our growth in ideas, in missions. In 
Sunday Schools, in education, in cooperation and organization; our 
recognized influence in many directions on the public life; the eleva- 
tion of our purpose; the widened vision and ennobled ideals which 
characterize this Convention to-day are matters too large and far- 
reaching for small pride, but are justly a source of joy to evei'y Bap- 
tist heart and of gratitude to Almighty God. 

THE board's report. 

In the report herewith submitted 'the Board seeks to set forth 
clearly and as briefly as possible an account of the work undertaken 
and the results achieved during the past year. While there have 
been no remarkable happenings in the twelve months' history, we 
believe the work committed to us has made decided progress in sev- 
eral directions and, what may be better, is in a condition for still 
greater progress. We believe that as touching the future of the de- 
nomination our situation affords reasonable grounds for congratula- 
tion and expectation. We believe that the end of the century finds 
the Convention of North Carolina Baptists — its mission work, its 
educational work, its orphanage work and all the causes for which 
the Convention stands, at the highest point and in the loftiest spirit- 
ual attitude ever attained in its history. Our working forces are 
increased and increasing. We are oetter organized and better pre- 
pared for larger and more effective movements along all these lines. 
Our various agencies and institutions are at perfect understanding 
with each other; and this understanding is now safe-guarded as 
never before by the spirit of our people who themselves so undei'- 
stand the eternal importance of our cause as to require of individuals, 
and even institutions having denominational foundation and claim- 
ing denominational respect and support, that all things be subordi- 
nated to the common cause and controlled by the spirit of unselfish 
interdependence. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

Specifically the work of State ivlissions is well in hand. The pe- 
culiarities of different fields well studied and understood and the 
destitution requiring many years of labor to supply marked off. Ttie 
Board is agreed that if at its disposal there was placed twice the 
amount at its command there would be neither delay nor hesitation, 
nor need for further search in appropriating it wisely and where it 
is needed most. There is cooperation with the Board on the part of 
Baptist churches and Associations which, in the mere matter of atti- 
tude, leaves little to be desired. Only those who knew the condi- 
tions as they existed a few years ago in this regard can appreciate 
the gains that have been made in the unification of North Carolina 
Baptists. 

During the past year we have directed attention purposely along 
four lines. 

1. To the study of State Missionary geography, making a careful 
estimate of the relative importance of different sections and locating 
the points neediest and best conditioned for the immediate establish- 
ment or our cause. We know our ground. 

2. The organization oi the Board's work into departments, giving 
attention to the distinct kind of work required in each. This has re- 
sulted in the well-understood divisions of our field — Eastern Caro- 
lina, or the work against anti-missionism: Piedmont Carolina, or 
factory missions: Western Carolina, or educational missions. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 21 

3. The enlistment of unpaid workers in State Mission effort, or 
the Volunteer Mission Corps. This idea during the past year has 
had its chief manifestations in the woman volunteers for summer 
school work in the mountains. 

4. The enlargement of contributions. We have appealed directly 
to the churches through their clerks, to the pastors and to five 
hundred selected indiviauals for a definite increase in each case, 
whether church, pastor or individual. 

The result is that we have at least five hundred of our churches 
moved up at Associations by pledges to an average increase of twen- 
ty-five per cent, and we have five hundred individuals called "The 
Old Guard," who can be depended on to respond to appeals for extra 
contributions. 

Working in Eastern Carolina there have been thirty-five mission- 
aries. In factory missions directly eighteen missionaries, and in 
other fields in same section of the State, twenty-three missionaries. 
In Western North Carolina we support twenty-one workers — making 
our total force of missionaries ninety-seven. 

MISSIONARIES THEIR FIELDS AND .APPROPRIATIONS. 

Atlantic Association — 

R. D. Carroll, Carteret County, appropriation $150.00 

Joseph Ayden, Pamlico County, appropriation 200.00 

C. B. Paul. Onslow County, appropriation 150.00 

A. H. Harnley. New Bern (Tabernacle), appropriation 200.00 

Alleghany and Grayson — 

O. W. Triplett 250.00 

Ashe County Association — 

J. F. Fletcher 250.00 

Cape Fear and Columbus — 

E. J. Edwards 100.00 

Carolina — 

T. B. Justice 175.00 

Chowan Association — 

J. E. M. Davenport, the Banks Mission 125.00 

W. R. Carawan. Hyde County 175.00 

R. R. Overby, Movock 50.00 

Caldwell, A. T. Howell 200.00 

Eastern Association — 

R. H. Herring, Wilmington, (Southside Church) 175.00 

J. J. Payseur, Wilmington, (Brooklyn Church) .... 125.00 

L. B. Boney. Blackwell's Chapel and Mills 25.00 

J. H. Hildreth. Onslow Mission 100.00 

B. Ward. Onslow Mission 50.00 

N. A. Shelly. Onslow Mission 175.00 

French Broad Association — 

T. M. Honeycutt, District Missionary 300.00 

Green River Association — 

J. C. Sorrells, McDowell County 300.00 



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Liherty and Diicktoicti — 

E. D. Cole $ 75.00 

T. Bright, Murphy and Ducktown 300.00 

Liberty Association — 

C. A. G. Thomas, Orphanage Church 100.00 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus — 

L. R. Pruett. Charlotte 275.00 

B. Lacy Hoge. Concord 300.00 

W. T. Talbirt. Concord 25.00 

2>^ew Found Association — 

J. D. Colly. New Found 50.00 

Josiah Crudup, Ho. Springs and Marshall 200.00 

Neuse Association — 

J. W. Rose, Goldsboro Mission 225.00 

M. P. Davis, Snow Hill 275.00 

J. B. .Jackson, in and around Kinston 150.00 

W. L. Bilbro, Pitt County 125.00 

J. M. Alderman, Craven County field 225.00 

Mt. Zion Association — • 

W. F. Fry, East Durham 100.00 

J. William Jones. Chapel Hill 150.00 

Pee Dee Association — 

C. L. Greaves. Rockingham 125.00 

T. P. Little, Pee Dee Mills 25.00 

B. H. Matthews, Norwood 25.00 

Piedmont Association — 

J. M. Hilliard, High Point. Mission 300.00 

J. A. Hackney. Greensboro. Mission 200.00 

Thomas Carrick. Deep River field 50.00 

F. H. Jones. Ruffin 50.00 

J. A. Summey. Central Falls 25.00 

J. C. Hocutt, Graham and Gibsonville 40.00 

Pilot Mountain Association — 

C. C. Haymore. Kings 40.00 

W. H. Wilson. Mayoden 75.00 

J. Alford Garrett, Broad Street, Winston 200.00 

Raleigh Associatio7i — 

J. W. Suttle. Smithfield and other points 300.00 

D. McLeod. Selma. and other points 125.00 

J. W. Smith. Johnston County points 75.00 

J. W. Noble, Kenly and surrounding country 350.00 

J. 0. Alderman. West Raleigh and Pilot churches .... 150.00 

Sandy Creek Association — 

J. M. White, Cameron 25.00 

South Fork Association — 

W. R. Gwaltney, Hickory and Berryville mission . . 75.00 
A. M. Ross. Bessemer City 40.00 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 23. 

South Yadkin Association — 

J. N. Stallings, Rowan field $400.00 

C. G. Wells, Spencer 250.00 

J. L. Shinn, Mooresville and Davidson Mission 325.00 

Stanly Association — 

J. A. McKaughan, Albemarle 250.00 

H. Morris, Gold Hill 25.00 

Stone Mountain Association — 

Grant Cothrane, Stone Mountain Association 125.00 

Tar River Assodiation — 

G. G. O'Neill, Enfield, Halifax, etc 50.00 

M. L. Kesler, Rocky Mount 100.00 

J. W. Powell, North Rocky iVlount 75.00 

G. L. Merrell, Hobgood, etc 150.00 

W. N. Johnson, Weldon and Roanoke Rapids 100.00 

B. K. Mason, Williamston, etc 70.00 

B. Craig, Tarboro, etc 150.00 

J. S. Farmer, Edgecombe field 150.00 

W. A. Ayers, Bethel, etc 50.00 

J. S. Corpening, Washington 200.00 

Yancey Association — 

R. M. Farthing, Burnsville 150.00 

Yadkin Association — 

S. J. Beeker, Yadkin Association 100.00 

Western North Carolina Association — 

J. W. Norton 50.00 

Tuckaseigee Association — 

A. B. Smith, Dillsboro 200.00 

OTHER APPROPRIATIONS. 

Cooperation — 

J. A. Whitted, General Missionary 233.33 

P. F. Maloy, District Missionary 133.33 

A. B. Vincent, District Missionary 133.33 

W. T. H. Woodward, District Missionary 133.33 

General Missionary, Western North Carolina, A. E. 

Brown, salary and expenses 953.70 

Field Secretary of Sunday School Department, B. W. 

Spilman, salary and expenses 1,104.21 

Cor. Sec, Jno. E. White, salary and expenses 926.00 

Treasurer, J. D. Boushall, salary 50.00 

Stenographer, Lena W. Broughton, salary 102.50 

Mission Rooms, rents 145.41 

Postage, stationery, etc 225.00 

N. B. Broughton and H. C. Moore, Secretaries 50.00 

Printing Minutes of Convention 80.00 

Expenses Volunteer Mission Corps 15.00 

Mountain School Work — 

Mars Hill College ." 500.00 

Woman's Volunteer Movement, expenses 270.77 

Fruitland Institute 250.00 

Belleview High School 250.00 



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The following which has been gathered from quarterly reports of 
missionaries will give a partial idea of what they have accomplished 
during the year: 

Number of sermons preached 7,543 

Churches supplied 595 

Out-stations supplied 378 

Persons and families religiously visited 16,179 

Persons baptized 981 

Number added by letter 675 

Protracted meetings held 255 

Professed conversions 1,501 

Houses of worship building 23 

Houses of worship finished this year 8 

Assisted in the organization of churches 13 

Number Bibles and Testaments distributed 969 

Number tracts distributed 21.727 

Money collected for support of pastors on field .... $9,546.95 

For building or repairing house of worship 6.197.60 

Value of church property on fields 85.909.00 

For State Missions 787.49 

For Associated Missions 455.20 

For Foreign Missions 478.61 

For Home Missions of S. B. C 437.34 

For ministerial education 165.91 

For Baptist Orphanage 835.09 

For Sunday Schools 89.06 

For relief of oki ministers 89.00 

For other objects 2,549.87 

Report of Sunday School work by missionaries for the year is as 
follows : 

Number of Sunday Schools on fields 254 

Number of pupils enrolled in same 9,445 

Number of officers and teachers 970 

Number of conversions from these schools 390 

Members of church at work in Sunday cachools .... 2,040 

New Schools organized this year 34 

Schools visited 189 

Contributions for school expenses $1,267.50 

Contributions for State Missions 15.14 

Contributions for other objects 391.79 

FINANCIAL CONDITION. 

In making its appropriations for the year the Board sought care- 
fully to keep within the limits fixed by the Convention. So great 
was the number of applications and so many urging immediate op- 
portunity and need, the Board found that after having denied many 
earnest appeals for help and cut down the appropriations at every 
point possible, that the obligations we had assumed were larger than 
were contemplated. A diligent effort has been made all the year to 
keep the needs of the Board before our churches. We believe that 
the results justify the faith of the Board, for while conditions in the 
State during the period in which most of our money is received have 
not been the most favorable to religious and missionary consecration, 
we have received more money from the churches in cash than last 



BAPTIST STATE CONVKNTION. 25 

year. We are rejoiced to he able to report that we have money in 
hand with which to pay the note of $1,000 due the bank December 
15th. and also to pay vouchers issued to the missionaries during the 
year on which they have secured money due to be presented to our 
bank here on the same date. These vouchers amount to $1,800. We 
still owe our missionaries $400,and we have, as last year,when our re- 
port was made, a note in bank for $l,000,which will be due to be paid 
February 15, 1901. This indebtedness should not be allowed to em- 
barrass the Board or the missionaries who are in need of the money 
due them. We urge upon the pastors to take this matter in hand on 
the third Sunday in this month and by a collection in their churches 
enable the Board to pay the missionaries before the new year opens. 
The sunrise of a new century should break upon us with our decks 
all cleared and all our forces inspired by the spirit of hopeful battle 
in this sacred cause of State Missions. 

The Three Great Fields, 
eastern north carolina. 

The Board in its report last year called attention at some length 
to the peculiar difficulties attending our work in eastern North 
Carolina. A brief re-statement and a recommendation is now sub- 
mitted: 

Our field in eastern North Carolina is covered mainly by five As- 
sociations: the Tar River, Chowan, Eastern, Neuse and Atlantic. It 
is the oldest section of the State; the seat of most of the religious 
controversies which raged earlier in tne century, and consequently 
there are entrenched prejudices very difficult to overcome. The 
missionaries laboring in this section can not hope for any sudden 
breakdown of opposition, and their work, therefore, lacks something 
of that enthusiasm which attends the labors of missionaries in other 
sections. Yet when we review the results of our work there during 
the last twenty years, it is realized that very steadily indeed the Bap- 
tist cause has gained ground, and that in the aggregate the results 
have been great. The Board also realizes that we can not expect the 
best progress in eastern Carolina with missionaries so few in num- 
ber that they must spread themselves over fields entirely too large. 
Speaking exactly: our thirty-five missionaries are undertaking to 
cover thirty-six counties. In three counties .lying side by side, we 
have not had this year a single Baptist preacher, and in ten other 
counties only one preacher to the county. 

The Board recommends to the Convention that in fixing the 
amount of work to be undertaken by the Board next year, it be had 
in mind that there is pressing necessity and opportunity for tea 
additional missionaries for eastern North Carolina, which would re- 
quire an expenditure of $2,000 more than we used this year. 

FACTORY MISSIONS. 

It has been argued by the Corresponding Secretary before the 
Associations that the continued development of manufacturing in- 
terests in the Piedmont section involved Baptists very seriously. In 
our last report this matter was referred to at length. We desire 
now to call the attention of the Convention to the following impor- 
tant points, the consideration of which does not admit of postpone- 
ment: 

1. Tlie industrial movement in North Carolina is a reality. North 
Carolina now has more cotton factories than any State in the Amer- 



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ican Union with the exception of Massachusetts. At the present- 
rate of building, the day will soon be at hand, probably not five 
years postponed, when North Carolina will be the center of textile 
manufacture in the United States and the world. 

2. It is a fact that manufacturing establishments are drawing 
and will draw their operatives from the country and the farms. 
Consequently the movement of population viewed in its denomina- 
tional aspect is very largely a Baptist movement. It is not in the 
province of your Board to say whether this movement is going to be 
a benefit or an injury to the people who go to the factories. We only 
may deal with the fact that they are moving. The burden is on us, 
since they are largely Baptists, to consider plans and provide means 
for their religious and educational improvement. Not to do so in- 
volves us in the probability of seeing people who have been evan- 
gelized by Baptist effort lost to us and lost to us either through our 
unwillingness or inability to do for them what God wants somebody 
to do. 

3. Recent events in North Carolina fulfill the prophecy mado 
twelve months ago that one of the inevitable conditions with which 
the State would soon have to contend was a conflict between labor 
and capital, between operators and operatives. These troubles are 
just beginning. Whatever the merits of the questions which are 
going to occasion the bitterness and strife of labor questions, this 
Convention may not avoid the responsibility for providing, as far as 
is in its power, the gospel of Christ, which, as has been proven else- 
where and at other times, is the best remedy and surest preventive 
of the bloodshed, arson and war — the triple horrors which have at- 
tended such conflicts wherever this gospel was omitted. 

4. The Board knows that the present provision for our factory 
work is altogether inadequate. We have only eighteen missionaries, 
and the factory population is nearly 100.000. There are six milling 
points which are asking and expecting missionaries from us next 
year. There are a number of other factories where the missionaries 
find it impossible to comply with the religious needs of so many 
people, undertaking, as they are compelled to do, to preach for ad- 
jacent country churches. It is our judgment that we must specialize 
the factory mission work and concentrate attention upon it: and 
must ask God to raise up men who feel called to it, just as for for- 
eign missions. 

5. The Board recommends that when the Convention fixes the 
basis on which our work is to be laid out for the coming year, special 
attention be directed to the fact that ten missionaries need to be 
added to the number now at work around the factories. To do tMS; 
will require the expenditure of $2, .500 in addition to what we are 
already doing. 

WE.STERX XORTH CAROLINA. 

The Convention's work in Western North Carolina has been 
pressed along the lines laid down oy the Convention at its session 
in Asheville. We are rejoiced to submit without elaboration the fol- 
lowing encouraging facts: 

1. There is unanimity in sentiment among western North Carolina 
Baptists for the Baptist State Convention, and a very general recog- 
nition of the fact that the dissolution of the Western Convention 
was in accordance with God's providence, and in line with His will 
for the development of the mountain country. 

2. There is reported to the Board from every quarter a state of 



BAPTIST STATE CONVKNTION. 2/ 

hopetulness and enthusiasm among the preachers and churches, a 
large increase in the number of those taliing and reading religious 
papers, and a feeling widespread throughout the mountains of zeal 
for the cause of missions and education. 

3. More money has Deen raised for missions and education in 
North Carolina this year than during any three years of previous 
history. In round numbers the Baptists in western North Carolina 
have this year collected for these causes $10,000. 

4. The six schools referred to in the report of the General Mis- 
sionary, which are aided by this Board through the cooperation oC 
the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, are 
being organized thoroughly in accordance with the general scheme 
for mountain school work adopted by the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion. More than twelve hundred students are enrolled in them, 
among whom there are twenty-five young ministers. TTie work of 
tnese schools is made to bear directly on the churches and Sunday 
Schools. Generous instruction is given in the ordinary branches, but 
the decided emphasis is laid upon the Bible and missionary depart- 
ments. 

We submit herewith the report of General Missionary, Rev. A. E. 
Brown, whose work during the past year has won for him the op- 
portunity for still greater usefulness and influence among the peo- 
ple whom he knows and loves so well. 

Report of A. E. Brown. 

Deeming the educational interests of our people of greatest im- 
portance, at this time, I have devoted the past year principally to 
educational work, and while I have witnessed an unprecedented 
awakening along this line, I am gratified lo see the mission spirit 
rising and spreading. Our people are beginning to take larger and 
broader view of our denominational work. 

I have made five educational campaigns during the year besides 
attending the Associations, visiting our mission fields and doing 
some special work for the Home and Foreign Boards. I have trav- 
eled thousand of miles over rough roads and across swollen streams, 
delivered hundreds of sermons and addresses, and raised for school 
purposes over $7,500. 

We have now in tne territory west of the Blue Ridge seven hign 
schools. This is at least one more than we had planned for, but the 
siituation was such that we felt justified in the establishment of two 
where one under different circumstances could have met the de- 
mands. The buildings for these schools are all in course of construc- 
tion and some of them sufficiently completed to be occupied. These 
seven- schools completed and equipped will give us about $35,000 
worth of Baptist school property in this territory. There have been 
enrolled in si xof these schools, now open, over 1,200 pupils, a num- 
ber of these are young men preparing for the ministry and receiving 
special instruction to that end. 



We have felt that the rapid growth and future of this country 
justified the planning of these buildings somewhat beyond the means 
of our people at this time, at the same time I have urged our people 
to depend upon their own resources. 

Mars Hill College needs $5,000 for another building. 

Fruitland Institute needs $750 to complete their building and 
boarding-hall. 



28 MINUTES OF THE 

Belleview High School needs $500 to complete and furnish. 

Burnsville Academy needs $300 to finish their building. 

Bakersville Academy needs $400 to complete building. 

Tuckaseegee Institute at Sylva, needs $1,000 to complete and fur- 
nish. 

Clyde High School will likely be able to finish and equip without 
further assistance. 

This makes our needs amount to $7,950. A good portion of this 
can be gathered on the various fields, but unless we get some as- 
sistance the work will be seriously crippled. 

The reports of the missionaries located on this field will give the 
necessary information as to the condition of our destitution. But I 
can not close without urging the necessity of colportage work in the 
mouptain region. The necessity for this work has existed for years, 
but the fact that certain book vendors are now traveling among us, 
leaving in the homes of our simple and unsuspecting people, litera- 
ture that is not only erroneous in doctrine but much of it absolutely 
poisonous, makes it necessary that we do not longer neglect this 
important branch of our work. 

VOLUNTEER MISSIONS 

During the year, for reasons unavoidable, and in part by design, 
we have not pressed the Volunteer Corps work as during the two 
years previous. At selected podnts some fifteen volunteers were pro- 
vided for and our former experience with this movement repeated 
in the strengthening of weak places and in the dissemination of the 
State Mission spirit. 

It is proper to say that the most encouraging movement in volun- 
teer mission work has been inaugurated by our Baptist women. Sev- 
enteen noble and remarkably proficjent women teachers, under the 
direction of Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, volunteered for summer school 
worK in the mountains, and during two months of the summer gave 
their time at the points in our mountain country which most needed 
them to this school work. The total expense of this movement to 
the Board was $268.50, and in the adjoined report of the Central 
Committee appear the results accomplished. TTie Board wishes to 
emphasize its hearty approval of this work. In it there are great 
possibilities. We recommend that this work be outlined for the 
coming year on a much larger basis. 

CO-OPERATION WITH COLORED BAPTISTS. 

The second year of the new term of cooperation with the Home 
Mission Board and the Home Mission Society with the Colored Bap- 
tist Convention ended two weeks ago, and we are now beginning the 
last year of the present agreement. Our part of the expense of this 
work in the last year was $600.00, and next year, according to the 
decreasing scale will be $100 less. The unanimous approval of col- 
ored Baptists; the judgment of all those who have taken part in er 
observed the working of the New Era Institutes, viewed in the light 
of the actual results accomplished in the unification and organiza- 
tion of colored Baptists and in the enlarged contributions which have 
been enlisted by it. convince your Board that no work undertaken by 
it has brought better spiritual results or more practical benefits be- 
cause of Christ. It is to be noted as a remarkable fact that in the 
midst of all the political excitement that has prevailed in North Car- 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 29 

olina during the last few years,, there has been no break or friction 
in the brotherhood that ought to exist and does exist between white 
and colored Baptists. The four missionaries to whose maintenance 
we have contributed have been, in season and out of season, apostles 
of peace among their people. They have been wise and discreet in 
the performance of their duties; they ar* men who deserve respect 
and Christian affection, and are safely to be entrusted with the work 
committed to them. 

Herewith is a statement of the work by Rev. J. A. Whitted, General 
Missionary: 

"Cooperation in the last five years has wrought a wonderful change 
in the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical condition of our 
people. Its missionaries going into the churches and houses of the 
people has been a potent influence for good. New thoughts and pur- 
poses respecting a higher life have been awakened in many of them, 
and the demonstrative feature so characteristic in worship is giving 
way to practical Christianity. Our experience is that preaching 
alone is not sufficient, but the people must be reached in the homes, 
must be made to feel that the message is to them as individuals. The 
crowded halls of Shaw University and other schools of North Caro- 
lina are evidences of a new intellectual awakening among our peo- 
ple. The education now sought is quite dilierent in kind from the 
education of a few years ago. As might naturally be expected we 
have gone to the extreme in search of mere book learning: the tide 
is so far changed it is feared we will take the other extreme — indus- 
trial training — but we have reason to hope that there will be a proper 
adjustment, and the foundation will be laid, as it should be, in the 
moral character, in the homes, physical training and the intellectual 
as the superstructure. Christian education. 

'"In the past five years our missionaries have preached 1,035 ser- 
mons: delivered 1.896 addresses; conducted 252 institutes with an 
aggregate attendance of 3,642 ministers and 150,000 other persons. 
They have visited 3,330 families and travelled 180,000 miles. 

"When the work began we raised not more than $500 through our 
Convention: our last report shows more than $5,000 for all objects. 
With the Convention of the present forces the hope of our Conven- 
tion is assured. Our people realize as never before what our white 
brethren have done and are doing. Their gratitude was never ;0 
manifest as now. They are prepared as never before to reap the 
benefits of cooperation. 

"As we have already said, a great change has been wrought, but it 
only lays the foundation. One of our aged ministers said to me re- 
cently: 'Only a few more years of such work and the colored Bap- 
tists of North Carolina can stand alone.' 

I speak for all oiir people when I say that with all our hearts we 
thank our white brethren for what they have doi^.e for us. We are 
fully aware it is the work of the Lord through them, and we shall 
ask him to still use them to the accomplishment of the greatest 
good." (Signed) • J. A. W^hitted, 

Cor. Sec. Colored Convention. 



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MINUTES OF THE 



Report of B. W. Spilman, Sunday School Field Secretary. 

I submit herewith my fifth annual report. 

plan. 

The present plan for carrying forward the State Sunday School 
work was adopted in 1895 at Greensboro. Briefly stated it is as fol- 
lows: From the Boara of Missions and Sunday Schools the Conven- 
tion selects a committee of fifteen to be the Sunday School Commit- 
tee. This committee elects the Business Manager of the Baptist 
Boole Store and a Sunday School Field Secretary. In the Sunday 
School work there are two departments — the Missionary and the 
Educational. 

THE MISSIONARY SIDE 

has to do with seeking out and supplying the sections destitute of 
Sunday Schools. To meet this need various agencies are used: 

1. The large force of State Missionaries in the State are urged to 
seek out points needing Sunday Schools. On January 2Q, a letter 
was sent to each of the missionaries as follows: 

Dear Brother: 

I am making a special effort to organize a large number of Sunday 
Schools in North Carolina during the year 1900. I want your help 
and the help of every Baptist interested in the establishment of the 
kingdom of Christ. Will you do me the kindness to let me know 
what churches on your field have no Sunday Schools. How many 
places are there in your territory where Baptist Sunday Schools 
ought to be established? If there is a place at which a new Sunday 
School ought to be established, and there is not enough interest to 
purchase Sunday School literature, organize the school and send 
your order to the Baptist Book Store, Raleigh, N. C, stating that 
it is for a new Sunday School, and the literature will be donated for 
one quarter. 

Please let me hear from you regarding this matter. 

Sincerely yours, B. W. Spilman. 

In response to this request I received about a dozen replies giving 
me the name of forty-four points at which Sunday Schools ought 
to be organized. Work was at once begun to organize at these points 
and at others. At many of them Sunday Schools were organized. 
The number of Sunday Schools organized by the State Missionaries 
this year is not known. It is impossible to report the number of 
Sunday Schools organized until a better system of reports is inaug- 
urated. In the reports of the State Missionaries only one is com- 
plete on Sunday School work (Rev. N. A. Shelly), thirteen are very 
meager and fitteen make no report at all of the Sunday School work 
on their fields. 

2. Through gifts of Sunday School literature and Bibles schools 
are often organized. Our Sunday School Board at Nashville has gen- 
erously come to our aid in this way many times. 

3. The Associational Sunday School Representatives have done 
something in this line. The best work reported by any one of the 
workers is in the territory of the Stone Mountain Association, in 
which brother J. S. Kilby, of Trap Hill, is the representative. 

4. It had been planned to operate a boat on the waters of eastern 



• BAPTIST STATK CONVENTION. 3 1 

North Carolina to visit points on our coast where no Sunday School 
and no preacher was to be found. The boat was secured; the Sun- 
day School Board at Nashville had sent to Morehead City a supply 
of Bibles. Tesitaments, tracts, etc., for the boat; the crew was en- 
gaged: when, a few days before the time to sail, its owner went 
away on a cruise with it too late for us to secure another. 

THE EDUCATIOIVAL SIDE 

is directed toward developing the Sunday Schools. 

1. The regular Sunday School Rallies and Sunday School Insti- 
tutes held by the Field Secretary have been attended by more 
people than formerly. The interest grows steadily. The election 
interfered with much of the work attempted. 

2. In addition to the regular institute work the Field Secretary 
took part in some special meetings. Five of these meetings were 
held with our Baptist Young People's Union. 

A series of talks on practical Sunday School methods were made 
before the Baptist Female University last spring. 

The Mars Hill Conference for Christian Workers was held at Mars 
Hill, Madison County, the last of July and first of August. A new 
tabernacle was built and a good meeting held. The attendance was 
smaller than usual owing probably to the lact that the State election 
was held during che session. 

The State Sunday School Chautauqua Avas held this year at Lenoir. 
A large tent was used for the purpose. 

3. The work has been stimulated this year by the help of several 
brethren who have held Sunday School Institutes as Volunteers, 
being paid only their actual traveling expenses. Good work was 
done by brethren Z. T. Broughton, of Rocky Mount, in the Tar 
River Association: J. M. Broughton, Raleigh, in the Raleigh Asso- 
ciation: C. C. Crittenden, in the Central Association. 

Rev. W. C. Barrett resigned the pastorate of the Fayetteville 
Street church, Raleigh, after two years of service, and on January 
15, 1900, accepted the position of Assistant Field Secretary of the 
Sunday School Department without salary. Brother Barrett spent 
several weeks studying the work, and then took the field. He held 
seventeen Sunday School Institutes in eleven Associations, and did 
splendid work. Only his traveling expenses were paid, and this 
amount was always contributed in the Institutes held by him. 

Tlie statistical statement is as follows: 

Sermons and addresses by Field Secretary 236 

Sunday School Institutes by 1* ield Secretary 28 

Sunday School Rallies by Field Secretary 14 

Special meetings 3 

B. Y. P. U. meetings 5 

Assooiations attended 10 

Total number of meetings 60 

Additional points at which addresses were delivered. ... 10 

Total of all places visited in interest of S. S. Work 70 

S. S. Institutes held by Volunteers 33 

Associational S. S. Conventions held 49 

Total 152 



32 MINUTES OF THE 

AssociATioNAi, Representatives of Sundat School Work. 

In each Association in the State some one has been appointed to 
represent the Sunday School work. With the request to accept the 
appointment, the following was sent out: 

SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK. 

It is impossible to keep in close touch with the Sunday School 
work in the various Associations without some help. I have asked 
one brother in each Association to be the representative of this work 
and propose the following duties: 

1. Try to create an interest in the Sunday School work in the 
Association. 

2. Keep the Field Secretary informed of the needs of the work. 
Let him know what churches are without Sunday Schools and what 
other points need Sunday Schools. 

3. Assist in having the churches report their Sunday School work 
to the Association and in providing for a statistical table in the 
minutes for Sunday Schools. 

4. See to it that there is a report on Sunday Schools at the meet- 
ing of the Association. 

5. Encourage the matter of having a Sunday School Association or 
Convention held within the bounds of the Association each year. 

6. Help to work up and advertise the Sunday School Institutes to 
be held in the Association. 

Nearly every one accepted the appointment, and many of the 
brethren have been very helpful. 

Statistics. 

An attempt has been made this year to gather complete and accur- 
ate Sunday School statistics. This work was begun July 1st. A 
blank was prepared and sent out to each Sunday School Superin- 
tendent asking for the following information regarding his school: 

1. Name of church. 2. Association. 3. County. 4. Township. 5. 
Name of Superintendent. 6. Post office. 7. Number of officers and 
teachers. 8. Scholars. 9. Volumes in library. 10. Quarterlies and 
papers taken. 11. School expenses. 12. Orphanage. 13. State Sun- 
day School work. 14. Other objects. 15. Months kept open. 16. 
Number branch schools. 

This work was begun July 1st. A large majority of these blanks 
were either lost or thrown away. Of those returned the informa- 
tion was often very meager. Not more than one in five of those 
received are filled out properly. 

Just before each Association statistical blanks were sent to each 
representative of the Sunday School work. With them was a letter 
asking: 

1. That the Sunday School statistics be gathered at the Associa- 
tion, giving in each case the county and township in which the 
school is located? 

2. That as far as possible ihe branch schools be located and the 
statistics gathered? 

3. That each Association have a report and a discussion of the 
Sunday School work? 

4. That each Association publish the names and post-oflBces of 
Superintendents of Sunday Schools, and provide for the publication 
of the Sunday School statistics in the Minutes? 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 33 

5. That each Association provide for a Sunday School Convention 
to be held during next year? 

"Where the cooperation of the Sunday School Representatives has 
been given the plan has been very generally adopted and the statici- 
tics gathered, but up to the time of the closing of this report the 
statistical work is very far from being complete. The result of the 
effort to gather the statistics will be printed in the Minutes of the 
Convention. 

FINANCIAL. 

After the Convention last December it was decided that we would 
ask for five hundred dollars this year from our people for the 
Sunday School work. The matter of collecting this amount was 
placed in the hands of the Field Secretary. In January a letter was 
sent out to the Woman's Missionary Societies. The response to 
which was prompt and hearty. A little later the following letter 
was sent to the pastors of the State. 

Raleigh, N. C, February 19, 1900. 
Dear Brother: 

I send you herewith a little slip containing a statement of the plan 
for the financial support of the Sunday School work. 

Will you not bring this matter before your churches and urge them 
to take part in this work during the year? 

Hoping to hear from you about it. 

With this letter was sent out the following statement: 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL WORK. 

Heretofore very little effort has been put forth to raise money for 
the Sunday School work. But the time has come when we must 
make a forward movement. The following plan will be presented to 
the churches of the State, and each is urged to give the matter at- 
tention and rally to the support of this work: 

1. Each church is asked to designate some one as the representa- 
tive of the State Sunday School work in the church. Send the name 
and post-offlce of the one selected to B. W. Spilman, Raleigh, N. C. 

2. Let the one so designated be the chairman of a committee to 
solicit funds for the Sunday School work. 

3. Assign to each member of the committee a section of the roll of 
church members to be seen personally and given an opportunity to 
make an offering to the Sunday School work. 

4. Forward all amounts thus collected, through the church treas- 
urer, to the treasurer of the Baptist State Convention, being careful 
to state that it is lor "Sunday Schools." 

Up to the closing of this report eighteen names have been sent in 
response to this appeal. 

In May an appeal was made to the Sunday Schools. Here the 
response was fairly good, and a steady stream of contributions has 
been coming in, not in very large amounts, but from many quarters. 
The fact that the work has so far been confined almost exclusively 
to our weaker churches and mission points explains in part the com- 
parative lack of interest on the part of our stronger churches and 
pastors. More than half the work done during the past five years 
has been done on mission fields. Only eight churches in the State 



34 MINUTES OF THE 

having preaching every Sunday and supporting their own pastors 
have been visited by the i' leld Secretary during the five years of 
work. 

For a financial statement see Treasurer's report. 

Statements of Business Baptist Book Store. 

Resources. 

Personal accounts $6,584.87 

Baptist Almanac 237.60 

Board of Missions 668.83 

Volunteer Missions 108.26 

Cash 903.97 

Inventory 4,033.12 

$12,536.65 



LiaMlities. 

Personal accounts Or $6,119.71 

Bills payable 1.500.00 

Baptist S. S. Board 946.39 

Donation account 63.94 



8,630.04 



Resources 3,906.61 



Present worth 3,906.61 

The Progress of Foreign Missions in North Carolina. 

(Ry Vice President L. Johnsou ) 

Foreign missions lie at the base of all missions; indeed it is the 
very life blood of all the churches. There is no other part of our 
work in which is to be found so much of the spirit of the Master. 
State Missions. Home Missions, Orphanage and Ministerial Relief 
may all appeal to us from motives more or less selfish, but love to 
God and compassion for men are the only motives that can create 
within us an interest in Foreign Missions. There is, perhaps, no 
better index to the spiritual condition of a church than the concern 
they feel for a lost world. If this be true, it is gratifying to note 
that the interest in Foreign Missions is on the increase among our 
people. 

Within the last five years we have gone from $8,000 to $10,600 in 
our contributions — an advance of $2,600. It is safe to say, however, 
that there is a greater increase in interest than this advance in 
contributions would seem* to indicate. Much of the work done in 
the way of awakening interest has been seed-sowing, the results of 
which are not immediately apparent, but from which we confidently 
expect to reap in the years to come a rich harvest in greatly en- 
larged contributions. Much mission literature has been put into 
the hands of the people. The Foreign Mission Journal is more 
widely circulated and more generally read than ever before. Tracts, 
freighted with important facts on Foreign Missions, have found 
their way into hundreds of homes. It is meet to say here that per- 
haps no tract has accomplished more than "The Entrusted Letter" 
from the pen of the worthy President of the Woman's Central Com- 
mittee of Missions of North Carolina. 

The above facts are gratifying, but there are some others not so 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 35 

pleasing. While there has been a twenty-five per cent increase to 
Foreign Missions, our gifts to State Missions, Orphanage and Minis- 
terial Relief have doubled. It is cause for rejoicing that there has 
been such a forward movement in objects just named, but it should 
distress us that Foreign Missions have not kept pace with the other 
above-mentioned objects. Two bodies of Christians recently held 
their annual meetings in North Carolina, neither of which have half 
the number of members that we have, and yet they reported far 
more for Foreign Missions than we. One of these bodies raised 
$23,000 and the other $13,000 for Foreign Missions. These things 
have not been said to discourage, but to stir up your minds to the 
necessity of greater effort. Let the writer close this brief report 
with three practical suggestions: 

1. Our pastors should preach more Foreign Missions. The people 
should be informed as to the needs of the field, and instructed as to 
their duty. The Baptists of North Carolina are as good people as the 
State contains, and are ready to do their duty when it is clearly 
shown them. Tlie pastors are the ones to whom they naturally look 
for information and instruction. The pastor who fails to preach 
frequently on Foreign Missions is unjust to his people and unfaithful 
to His God. 

2. We should all pray more for Foreign Missions. "Thy kingdom 
come." is one of lae first petitions in "The model prayer." We 
greatly need more earnest, heartfelt prayer for this great cause of 
our Saviour. 

3. We need to give more. No prayer amounts to much unless we 
are willing to back it up with our gifts. Our pi'ayers and our alms 
must go up together as a memorial before God. 

These three are inseparably linked together. If the pastors with 
burning earnestness preach missions to the people until their hearts 
are fired with it, they will begin to pray for missions, and giving to 
missions will follow as an inevitable result. The coming century 
is fraught with wonderful possibilities. Let us go forth to meet it 
bravely, determined to "quit ourselves like men." 

Home Missions. 

(By Vice-President J. C. Caddell.) 

The Treasurer's report for the year which is closed, shows that 
$6,858.60 have been received for Home Missions. This is $1,249.98 
more than was received last year, and is, we think, one of the best 
evidences of the growing interest of our people in this department 
ot mission work. It would be strange if North Carolina Baptists 
did not feel an abiding interest in the success of the Home Mission 
Board. More than a score of our strongest and best churches drew 
their first nourishment from this source, and many of our people 
have heard their first sermon from its missionaries. 

The liberal and helpful support of this agency for the past century 
is an earnest of its yet greater achievements in the future. We still 
liave weak churches to strengthen and develop, territory in which no 
churches have been erected, and where the gospel, as we hold it, is 
rot preached. 

Home Mission work is foundation work and so finds it easy to 
take part in the factory problem, which recently was a prediction, 
but which is now a living reality. The churches in these factory 
towns will, of necessity, be slow in reaching a condition when they 
will be self-sustainirg, and so must constantly look to outside sources 
rot only for the gospel, but for the education of the children as well. 



36 



MINUTES OF THE 



We desire to express grateful appreciation for the aid the Home 
Board has already given in the establishing and equipping of schools 
in western North Carolina. One thousand tight hundred dollars has 
been given from this source. 

Fifty years ago the Home Board extended a hand to the mis- 
sionary, whose mission ended with the preaching of the gospel to the 
unsaved. The same agency now extends aid to the college graduate 
as he comes to extend and illumine the intellectual life of the people. 

The negroes are, we think, making creditable return for the efforts 
made in their behalf. We venture to hope that the negroes, as a 
whole, are coming to a better understandisg of their best sources of 
moral and intellectual growth. Through the aid given them in 
their own schools, and by cooperation and contact with their white 
brethren, leaders are being prepared, out of their own ranks, who as 
preachers and teachers shall prepare their people for a higher moral 
and intellectual existence. For his sake, and for our own preserva- 
tion, but above all for the sake of Him who said "preach the gospel 
to every creature," let us continue our aid and counsel to them, 
fitting them as best we may for such stations as their endowments 
entitle them, and .looking forward to the day when some of these 
shall go to the "Dark Continent" to break the bread of life to their 
brethren now in heathen darkness. 

In conclusion, let us hope that even the first years of the new cen- 
tury shall mark a great onward movement in Home Missions. Af- 
fecting as it does our religious, moral, intellectual, and political in- 
terests, it ought to have a place in the affections of North Carolina 
Baptists second to nothing under heaven in which they are engaged. 
May the Spirit of our God enable us to do our whole duty in this 
cause. 

Jno. E. White, Jno. E. Ray, 

Corresponding Secretary. President. 



REPORT OF CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF MISSIONS. 

A glance over the reports of the Woman's Central Committee for 
the fourteen years since its appointment, will show that, with the 
exception of one year alone, we have ever reported progress. The 
year that rounds out our century is no exception to this rule. Be- 
sides much progress along all lines previously pursued — the increase 
of Societies, the training of children in missions, a wider Bible 
studj', the spread of missionary information and increase in liber- 
ality — we have this year through the Teacher's Volunteer Corps en- 
tered a wide and most important field of usefulness. Sixteen teach- 
ers, located in eight counties, enrolled in their Summer Schools 772 
rupils. So cordial was their reception, and so urgent were the peo- 
ple of ihfr> communities to which they went, for their return, that al- 
most the entire corps will return to the work next summer. Besides 
these, others are already volunteering, leading us to hope to place 
fifty teachers in 1901. 

In view of the fact that the Christmas Offering had for several 
years past exceeded the salary of Mr. T. C. Britton, the Yates 
Memorial Missionary, another memorial missionary, in the person 
of Miss Lottie Price, of Shanghai, was chosen. Through a special 
gift from the ladies of Asheville and vicinity, Miss Price's salary has 
been very nearly met. 

In the last months of the year a universal "Forward Movement" 
was urged upon the Societies, each being asked, besides holding a 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 37 

New Century meeting, to make an erfort to double their membership, 
and to organize a Society in a neighboring church. We trust this 
movement, now well begun, will continue through the opening year. 
Our financial report shows that the Societies have exceeded last 
year's contributions by more than <)900.00, having more than reached 
their aim of $9,500, for Home, State and Foreign Missions. The 
Itemized statement is as follows: 

New Societies 70 

Letters written 2,766 

Quarterly letters 2,000 

Leaflets, Minutes, blanks, etc 19,450 

Foreign Missions ?2,111.33 

Christmas offerings 707.74 

Total Foreign Missions 2,822.07 

Home Missions 984.63 

Self denial 349.57 

Boxes : 3,440.06 

Total Home Missions 4,974.26 

State .-iss:ons 1,619.81 

Sunday Schools 108.66 

Orphanage 122.64 

Students' aid fund 5.00 

Seminary 1.95 

Ministerial education 9.34 

Ministerial relief fund 7.81 

Expense fund 2.58 

India famine sufferers 34.22 

iviemorial fund 2.50 

In closing this report of the last year of the nineteenth century, we 
feel that the following statement of the financial growth of the 
Woman's Missionary Societies connected with our Convention will 
not fail to be of interest: 

1886 $1,000.95 

1887 1.718.46 

1888 1.881.59 

1889 1,940.40 

1880 1,921.56 

1891 3.128.14 

1892 3,916.85 

18S3 (Centennial contribution included) 4.955.71 

1894 2.374.97 

1895 4.491.88 

1896 5,969.54 

1897 6,272.83 

1898 6.893.00 

1899 8.777.98 

1900 9,710.84 

Total 

With profound gratitude for work already accomplished, and with 
large hope for the future, this report is respectfully submitted. 
Mrs. W. N. Jones, Fannie E .S. Heck, 

Corresponding Secretary. Pres. W. G. Com. 

Raleigh. N. C, December 5, 1900. 



38 MINUTES OF THE 

The President recognized and welcomed to seats in the body, the 
following visitors: J. M. Frost, Corresponding Secretary of the 
Sunday School Board at Nashville, Tenn. ; R. J. Willingham. Cor- 
responding Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board at Richmond, 
Va. : F. H. Kerfoot. Corresponding Secretary of the Home Mission 
Board at Atlanta, Ga. ; C. J. Thompson, Corresponding Secretary of 
the State Mission Board of Virginia; W. O. Carver, Professor in the 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville. Ky. ; Harvey 
Hatcher, of Atlanta; J. N. Prestridge, of Lrouisville; C. L. Wilson, of 
Staunton, Va. ; J. K. Faulkner, of Clarksville. Va. ; W. M. Gilmore, of 
Brunswick, Ga. : Eugene Daniel, pastor of the First Presbyterian 
church of Raleigh: T. H. Yohannon, of Persia; Robert G. Seymour, 
Bible Secretary of the American Baptist Publication Society of 
Philadelphia. 

T"he following new pastors in the State were also welcomed: J. 
William Jones, of Chapel Hill; A. A. Marsnall and W. D. Hubbard, 
of Raleigh: J. F. Love, of Wadesboro; A. T. Howell, of Lenoir; W. H. 
Woodall, of Mars Hill; F. 0. S. Curtis, of Laurinburg; G. T. Lump- 
kin, of Weldon; J. A. Garrett^, of Winston. 

R. G. Seymour, of Philadelphia, then addressed the Convention 
on the work of the American Baptist Publication Society. 

The President appointed the following brethren as Committee on 
Foreign Missions; G. W. Greene. G. T. Watkins, J. Wm. Jones, C. J. 
D. Parker. W. F. Fry, T. D. Hackney Hnd J. B Lane. 

J. M. Frost, Corresponding Secretary of the Sunday School Board 
of the Southern Baptist Convention, spoke of the responsibilities, 
,claims and work of the Sunday School Board. 

G. W. Greene, of Canton, China, presented the Report of the Com- 
mittee on Foreign Missions as follows: 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

William Carej^ said, "Attempt great things for God, and expect 
great things from God." When God's people attempt great things 
for Him. they receive great things from Him. In 1899, the South- 
ern Baptist Convention agreed to enlarge the Foreign Mission 
work twenty-five per cent. During that year the number of bap- 
tisms on the foreign field increased more tnan fifty per cent. Two 
years ago Christians were heard praying for a thousand converts a 
year on tue fields of Southern Baptists. Last year the number of 
baptisms was more than thirteen hundred. This year also there 
comes good news from our brethren in every continent. The work 
in Mexico is recovering from the troubles of recent years, and great 
harvests are expected. Our brethren in Brazil are occupying many 
stations, widely separated, and many of the people are turning to 
Jesus, the Saviour of sinners. In Italy. Dr. Taylor has labored long 
and faithfully. Now North Carolina Baptists have new interest in 
the work there because Brother Anderson and wife have recently 
been added to our mission in Rome. For Africa, C. C. Newton, his 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 39 

wife and daughter, gave up their lives, as many others had done 
before; but the Lord Jesus Christ also died for the Africans, and 
His grace is saving those who hear and believe. Pride of power 
and the desire for worldly glory have rendered the Japanese less 
ready to iiear the gospel; but our brethren in Japan are preaching 
the gospel faithfully, and the Lord is Dlessing tneir labors. The 
year 1899 was the great year for our work in China. More than 
six hundred converts were added to the churches, and many were 
seeking for the light. This year there has been temporary inter- 
ruption of the work. But we confidently hope that God's providen- 
tial control will soon bring peace tO' the stricken land, and out of 
these troubles will come greater opportunities for the preaching of 
the gospel. Even in the midst of the fear and persecution, fifty 
baptisms have been reported in three months. 

The work on the field is prospering and enlarging. The brethren 
have resolved to enlarge their contributions. Last year they said 
the increase should be twenty-five per cent, and .uis year they agreed 
for a still further increase. But the increase in North Carolina has 
been small. North Carolina Baptists have grown in numbers, in 
wealth, in influence, in contributions to most objects, but the in- 
crease in gifts to Foreign Missions has been small. Instead of 
twenty-five per cent a year, it has required nearly ten years to 
bring this increase. 

There is need that our pastors shall inform their people of the 
progress of the work, remind them of their duty to the Lord and 
to the heathen, and not be afraid to take collections. There is need 
that the brethren and sisters who are giving to Foreign Missions, 
shall enlarge their gifts, even as the Lord is prospering them. There 
is need that those who are interested in the work shall take steps 
to reach the large numbers who never contribute to Foreign Mis- 
sions, and obtain their help in this great work. Most of all there is 
need that all our people pray for God's blessing upon the work that 
the name of Jesus may be glorified in the salvation of many souls. 

G. W. Greene, 

J. Wm. Jones. 

T. D. Hackney. 

G. T. Watkins. 

W. F. Fry. 

C. J. D. Pabkeb. 

Remarks were made by G. W. Greene and R. J. Willingham, and 
the report adopted. 

The following committees were announced by the President: 

State Missions — J. F. Love, W. H. Woodall, C. B. Justice, A. C. 
Irwin, W. H. Rich, A. N. Campbell, W. N. Flanders. 

Home Missions— J. C. Caddell, J. A. White, O. W. Triplett, W. T. 
Bradley, E. J. Edwards, W. C. Stradley, A. T. Howell. 

Orphanage— W. H. Rich, A. H. Porter, W. H. Dodd, P. A. Dunn, 
A. C. Green, J. B. Carlyle, W. H. Cutts. 

Female University — W. C. Tyree, A. H. Sims, C. E. Brewer, 
A. P. Rountree, C. S. Blackwell, R. H. Herring, C. H. Utley. 

Periodicals — H. A. Brown, J. A. Stradley, T. M. Pittman, A. R. 
Love, M. A. Adams. 

To Nominate Board of Education — J. C. Scarboro, C. V. Brooks, 
D. McNeill, J. W. Suttle, S. W. Cobb, J. D. Moore, R. A. Hedgepeth. 



40 MINUTES OF THE 

To Nominate Ministerial Relief Board — H. a. Reams, J. M. Griffin, 
M. E. Parrish. G. W. Wright, J. E. Hocutt, J. W. Rose, W. W. Currin. 

To 'Nominate Board of Missions and Bunday Schools — F. P. Hob- 
good, A. H. Sims, J. D. Jenkins, A. C. Davis, M. N. Bivens, T. T. 
Speight, J. W. Fleetwood. 

To Nomi7iate Committee of Fifteen Members of Board of Missions 
as Sunday School and Colportage Committee — J. M. Broughton, M. J. 
Hendrix, C. L. Bagby, S. J. Beeker, E. J. Ragsdale, J. A. Mize, E. C. 
Knight. 

Sunday Schools and Colportage — W. C. Newton, B. W. Spilman, 
W. H. Reddish, G. W. Coppedge, R. W. Wood, W. E. Barkley, D. E. 
Newsome. 

Religious Exercises — Pastors of the Baptist churches of Raleigh 
and Deacons of the First church. 

To Nominate Preachers and Place of Next Meeting — A. D. Hunter, 
J. B. Newton, L. M. Curtis, J. T. Williams, W. J. Adkinson, D. Gale, 
A. W. Early. 

Finance — B. W. Spilman, W. N. Jones, J. S. Allen. 

Womaii's Work — Forrest Smith, A. W. Setzer, A. H. Harnly, R. D. 
Carroll, W. C. Barrett. L. N. Chappell, J. R. Moore. 

Education, Ministerial and General — J. ^. Lynch, J. M. Stoner, 
J. M. Hamric, C. C. Williams, O. B. Werter, C. F. Meserve, T. Hume. 

Cooperation — S. J. Porter, R. O. Purnell, G. R. Eure, J. B. Brewer, 
John Mitchell, N. B. Cobb, A. R. Foushee. 

Ministerial Relief — T. M. Honeycutt, W. C. Spruill, J. D. Brooks, 
E. Y. Pool, A. L. Howard, J. A. Beam, W. W. Washburn. 

The following special committees were also announced by the 
President: 

Missions in Eastern Carolina — Braxton Craig, D. F. Putnam, W. 
T. Talbirt, W. N. i Parker, W. D. Bostic, E. M. Pearce, Chas. Up- 
church. 

Factory Missions — W. A. Smith. W. M. Lyles, J. W. Byrd, A. Bass, 
R. D. Cross, T. M. Pittman, W. H. Kimball. 

Educational Missions in Western Carolina — A. E. Brown, M. M. 
Landrum, H. Sheets, J. K. Purefoy, J. G. Dowd, L. M. Curtis, J. J. 
Rogers. 

Educational Commission — B. W. Spilman, C. E. Taylor, J. C. Scar- 
borough, J. A. Campbell. W. J. Ferrell. 

Statistical Secretaries — J. D. Hufham, T. M. Pittman. 

To Nominate Corresponding Secretary — W. R. Gwaltney, W. R. 
Bradshaw, D. L. Hewitt, W. M. Vines, A. T. Howell. C. F. Brown, 
J. G. Blalock, A. I. Justice, H. B. Downing, W. N. Jones, J. O. Al- 
derman, J.J. Adams, Josiah Crudup, C. S. Cashwell, W. E. Wilkins, 
A. M. Ross, N. R. Teague, N. H. ^ibbs, B. L. Hoge, W. M. Bostic. 
G. H. Church, J. Q. Adams, C. C. Haymore, J. M. White, W. R. Cov- 
ington, C. H. Durham. W. H. H. Lawhon. John A. Gates, Jr., E. 
Frost, J. A. McKaughan, T. M. Pittman, F. M. Jordan, T. C. 
Bryson, J. A. Brown, R. P. Thomas, A.J. Martin, T. Bright, C. H. 
Utley, J. S. Hardaway. J. S. Kilby, J. A. White, E. L. Wagoner, 
C. B. Paul, J. R. Moore, A. D. Hunter, A. C. Davis, C. S. Blackwell, 
J. A. Smith, W. C. Newton. 

The invitation of John E. Ray, Principal of .he Institution for the 
Blind, extended the Convention to visit that Institution this after- 
noon at the close of the session, was accepted. 

President Vann also invited the Convention to visit the Baptist 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 41 

Female University Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. On motion, the 
order of business was so changed as to accept the invitation. 

After announcements, the Convention adjourned with benediction 
by Thos. Hume. 



SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

The Convention reassembled at ihe hour appointed, and was led 
in prayer by F. H. Jones, of Reidsville. 

The report of the Ministerial Relief Board was presented and 
spoken to by W. C. Tyree. 

REPORT OF THE BAPTIST MINISTERS' RELIEF BOARD. 

We are glad to report that during this year there have been 
many indications that the work of the Ministers' Relief Board is 
steadily growing upon the sympathy and liberality of our Baptist 
brotherhood. Our receipts have not been quite so large this year as 
last, out the number of contributors, we think, has increased. Last 
year there were a few large gifts, but this j^ear there were none. 
From the number of applications for information concerning the 
Board, coming from brethren appointed to represent this object, we 
infer the Board was discussed in more of our Associations than 
ever before. This is gratifying to us because our greatest difficult^' 
has been to get this important cause before our people. Its claims 
are so clear upon the liberality of our people, and it appeals so 
strongly to the sympathies of all classes, we feel sure the people 
will contribute cheerfully and liberally if they have an opportunity. 
"We are glad and grateful to report that there has been no death 
among our beneficiaries during the year. Four have been added to 
our list since our last report, and we now have nineteen beneficiaries. 
Several of these additions are from the territory formerly embraced 
by the Western Convention. As we now have a larger number de- 
pending on the Board for support than ever before, we need a larger 
income in order to render the assistance really needed. Some of our 
beneficiaries write us they are not able to work, and have no other 
means of support besides what we supply. But so limited are our 
resources we can not give them enough even for the actual necessi- 
ties of life. Some in expressing their gratitude for the small checks 
we send them, tell us they do not know how they could live without 
the aid we give them. Brethren these aged fathers in Israel deserve 
a more generous and liberal support than we are giving them. We 
believe the Baptists of North Carolina will cheerfully contribute 
enough to make these faithful old soldiers of the cross comfortable 
as long as they remain with us. if an appeal is made, once a year 
in their behalf, in all our churches. Besides these we are now as- 
sisting, we believe there are many others who are just as needy and 
deserving, and we want to find them out, and will be glad to have 
some one report them to us. Our Board will not be satisfied until 
we have on our list of beneficiaries every needy and deserving Bap- 
tist preacher in the State, and money enough to supply their wants. 
We are sure God approves of such an aim, and we believe it com- 
mends itself to the judgment and conscience of the brethren. Help 
us, then, dear, brethren, to accomplish our purpose. 

J. F. McDuFFiK, Secretary. W. C. Ttree, President. 



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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary being the special 
order, it was discussed by W. 0. Carver, a professor in that institu- 
tion. Pledges were taken for the Student's Aid Fund, amounting to 
$626. 

W. H. Rich presented the following resolution, which was adopted: 

Whereas, There will be a vacancy on the Board of Trustees of 
our Seminary on account of Bro. John E. White's going away from 
our Convention, 

Resolved, That we recommend Dr. W. C. Tyree as a suitable man 
to take his place. 

The report on Sunday Schools was presented by W. C. Newton, 
which, after discussion by W. C. Newton, Livingston Johnson, B. W. 
Spilman, was adopted, as follows: 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS AND COLPORTAGE. 

The past year has witnessed the largest output of energy and the 
largest income of money in its history. Our Field Secretary, Rev. 
B. W. Spilman, has been indefatigable in his efforts, and many 
schools have had the efficiency of their teachers and the number of 
their Bible students increased by his visits, m addition to many new 
schools organized. His work as a statistician is of priceless value to 
our churches of the present and future. 

We recommend that the Baptist Book Store and the Sunday School 
work .^e more closely related, and placed under the management of 
the F'ield Secretary. This will give to the colportage work a definite 
place, and will eventually make the Sunday School and Colportage 
Departments self-supporting. 

W. C. Newton. 

B. W. Spilman. 

W. H. Reddish. 

g. w. coppedge. 

R. W. Wood. 

w. e. b'arkley. 

D. E. Newsome. 

On motion, adjourned with benediction by J. William Jones, of 
Chapel Hill. 



SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by W. D. Hubbard, pastor of 
the Raleigh Tabernacle. 

The report on Home Missions was submitted by J. C. Caddell: 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The success of every department of work in which Southern 
Baptists are engaged depends upon the efficiency and support given 
to our Home Mission Board. Its work is basal, preparing and lay- 
ing the foundation upon which the denomination may build, develop- 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 43 

ing weak, but important interests in our Southern States. The field 
of our Home Board includes all the States feouth of Maryland, in- 
cluding Kentucky and Missouri, together with Oklahoma, Indian 
Territory, and the Island of Cuba. The work of the Board is mainly 
co-operative, and is divided into the following general departments: 
Mountain regions; frontier work; foreign population; work among 
the negroes: work in cities and in Cuba. States once included in 
frontier work are now Baptist strongholds. The frontier line has 
gradually receded westward, as the Home Missionary has gone, car- 
rying his message of love and salvation. And yet^ here is still a 
vast section, comprising a territory one thousand miles long and five 
hundred miles wide. 

FOREIGN POPULATION. 

This is a work, the importance of which we fear our people do 
not appreciate. The thousands of foreigners coming to our country 
annually must have the gospel if they are to become desirable citi- 
zens of our great commonwealth. 

WORK AMONG THE NEGROES. 

It is not too much to hope that this class of our citizens are 
coming to realize better than ever oefore their best sources of in- 
tellectual development and spiritual growth. The proper religious 
training and moral guidance of the negroes are responsibilities, 
which belong peculiarly to Southern Baptists. The Board has re- 
cently entered upon this. 

DOWN IN CUBA. 

The work of giving the gospel to Cuba has been a growing de- 
sire in the hearts of Southern Baptists. This was true when Cuba 
was yet under the iron heel of Spanish tyranny. Now, in the provi- 
dence of God, the barriers have been broken down, and if we will, we 
may possess this beautiful land for our Master. 

The work is prospering at a number of points in the different 
Provinces, yet there is a pressing demand for more preachers and 
teachers. 

The good news has just reached us that Miss Taylor, of Florida, 
and Miss Branham, of Missouri, are now under appointment of this 
Board. 

Also Rev. C. D. David, a tried missionary among the Latin-Amer- 
icans, has just been appointed to Havana, Cuba, to preach to the 
English-speaking people, and to counsel with the native missionary 
in the Island. 

NORTH CAROLINA. 

For half a century this Board has been a faithful and constant 
ally to State Mission efforts in our State. 

More than a score of our best churches drew their early sus- 
tenance of this source. 

This year, in addition to the regular contribution to mission and 
co-operation work, we have received the sum of $1,800, with which to 
establish and equip schools in western North Carollina. At our last 
Convention North Carolina was asked to raise $6,000 for Home Mis- 
sions during the year now closed. 

We note with great pleasure that $7,000 in cash, besides a number 
of valuable boxes, have been acknowledged for this work. 

At the last meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, at Hot 



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Springs, the Baptists of the South were asked to raise $150,000 in 
cash, besiaes the box contributions. Tliis is nearly double the 
amount heretofore raised in any one year. 

We recommend that North Carolina endeavor to raise her full 
proportion of this increase. To do this our State must raise about 
$12,000 in cash. 

Remarks were made by J. C. Caddell ana F. H. Kerfoot, and the 
report was adopted. 

The President appointed the following as Committee on Obituaries: 

J. D. Hufham. R. A. Moore, C. E. Taylor, W. A. Graham, F. M. Jor- 
■dan, A. E. Brown, J. B. Boone. 

The Convention adjourned, benediction being pronounced by T. E. 
Skinner, of Raleigh. 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted oy T. J. Taylor, of Warren- 
ton. 

The proceedings of yesterday were read and approved. 

Braxton Craig. fi)r the Committee, uflered tlie re)iuit on Destitu- 
tion in Eastern Carolina, as follows: 

REPORT ON DESTITUTION IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Baptists of the State find their greater destitution in the 
counties covered by the Atlantic, Eastern, Neuse and Tar River As- 
sociations. The Neuse and Atlantic Associations make one of the 
most inviting mission fields for Baptists in the State. 

These Associations cover ten large counties, with a population of 
more than 200.000. and with something less than 3.000 Baptist. 
(These figures taken irom the Minutes of 1899.) We have on this 
iiekl 46 orgariized churches, and ^0 preaching points, with a number 
of inviting places unoccupied. 

While there is much unoccupied territory in the Eastern Associa- 
tion, it is the opinion of those who are acquainted with the field 
that their greatest need is to develop the churches already organized. 
In our opinion, the Tar River Association is the greatest mission 
field in the State. Here the people have no faitti. and no hope. In 
the county of Edger^ombe only one m eight or the white population 
have any faith. In Beaufort County about one In ten believe in 
Christ, and it is nearly as bad in Martin, Pitt and Wilson. These 
people socially, are some of the finest people in the world, and if 
ever converted, will be a mighty power for good. 

Every dollar of the $20,000 contributed to State Missions, could be 
spent with profit within the bounds of tne Tar River Association. 

The work is great. The workers are few. We greatly need rein- 
forcement and encouragement. 

Braxton Craig. 

D. F. PlTNAM. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 45 

Remarks were made by Braxton Craig, J. D. Hufham, A. H. 
Harnly. Duncan McNeill, and the report was adopted 

Rev. W. A. Smith read the report on Factory Missions, which elic- 
ited probably the most important discussion of the session, that of 
the labor problem in the State. 

REPORT ON FACTORY MISSIONS. 

Tlie manufacturing industries of our State have drawn together 
in the towns and villages some 260,000 of our people. Many of these 
towns and villages are of such recent growth they are not provided 
with church facilities. Among these people are many Baptists, but 
they are not organized, and are therefoi'e accomplishing nothing. 
If the State Mission Board could man these fields, organizing these 
Baptists into churches and send them forwaru, a great work can be 
done in these manufacturing towns. 

It is stated that there are now in operation, or in process of 
erection, two hundred and eighty (280) cotton mills in North Car- 
olina, besides the many other factories of one sort or another. The 
operatives in these factories are not of the baser kind, as is com- 
monly supposed by those unacquainted witn tnem, but for the most 
part are a noble lot of people who have come from the rural dis- 
tricts during the last few years. They are a people capable of devel- 
opment, and are anxious for church facilities. 

It is very important that these fields be occupied as early as 
possiole. Other denominations seem to be in advance of the Bap- 
tists in taking hold at these manufacturing points, and many of our 
Baptist people are led into Pedobaptist churches before we enter 
upon the field. 

There are acknowledged difficulties to meet in our factory towns. 
In the first place, they are generally unsettled, ihey are constantly 
moving from one factory to another, and are not easily interested in 
the local church work. They are a nomadic people for the most 
part. They are. many of them, apparently, entirely indifferent. 
But they must have the gospel. 

Another difficulty is that the long hours they have to work so 
completely exhausts them that it is difficult to get them to church, 
or to take active interest in any church work. 

They are poor, of course, and but few of them make more than 
enough for the sustenance of their families, and if they give to the 
support of the gospel it requires a sacrifice, but if they are com- 
pletely stirred they know how to sacrifice. 

The work, however, in spite of all tne difficulties, is hopeful. 
Good has been and can be accomplished among the factory people. 
The Christian must be developed and the sinner pointed to the Lamb 
of God. The poor must have the gospel preached unto them. 'Tis 
Christ's command. To whom does the command come with greater 
force than to the Baptists of North Carolina who have the respon- 
sibility of giving the gospel to some 250.000 of ^actory people, who for 
the most part, have it not as we hold it. 

The report was spoken to by W. A. Smith, N. B. Broughton. B. L. 
Hoge, and adopted. 

A. E. Brown presented, for the committee, the report on Educa- 
tional Missions in Western North Carolina: 



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MINUTES OF THE 



REPORT ON EDUCATIONAL MISSIONS. 



We are grateful at the progress made in establishing Baptist 
schools It nv' i.oiintf.ir. >e"tion. We feel thnt education is the key 
to the situation in this part of our terricory. Our churches have 
already felt the quickening power of these schools which are yet in 
tlieir infancy, and the people of the mountains, who are largely Bap- 
t sts. are destined to be a mighty lactor in our denominational life 
when their splendid powers are developed. But if they are to re- 
ma: 1 Baptists they must be educated in Baptist schools. Among 
the many encouraging features of ihis work is the fact that more 
than twenty young men are attending these schools to better fit 
themselves for preaching the gospel. Our benevolent Brother Treat 
is continuing his aid in the support of these young brethren. The 
work is now at a point where it must have encouragement in more 
substantial way, or we will be outstripped by others in furnishing 
educational facilities for these people. 

After discussion by A^ E. Brown, the report was adopted. 

The Convention was then addressed by John E. White, the retir- 
ing Corresponding Secretary, reviewing and forecasting our State 
Mission work. 

J. D. Hufham offered the following resolution, which was adopted 
by unanimous rising vote: 

Wherea.s, Our beloved brother, John E. White, is with us for the 
last time as our Corresponding secretary, and goes soon to make 
his home in another State; therefore 

Resolved, That we will ever hold in grateful remembrance the 
wisdom, courage, and unselfishness with which he has labored 
among us for five years. 

Resolved, That our heart's desire and prayer to God for him is 
that grace, mercy and peace may continue to rest upon him hence- 
forth even forevermore. 

Forrest Smith, of Louisburg, presented the report of the Commit- 
tee oa Woman's Work, as follows: 

REPORT OF WOMAN'S WORK. 

The work that our women are doing is constantly growing along 
tried and approved lines. The past year has oeen a highly success- 
ful year in many respects. Through these organizations there has 
been ni'ie thousand seven hundred and ten dollars and eighty-four 
cents ($9,710.84), contributed. This amount has been divided be- 
tween and used in support of all the objects of our work. Foreign 
Missions, Home Missions. State Missions, Sunday Scnools, the Or- 
phanage, Education. Ministerial Relief, all tnese great objects are 
claimirg the attention ard support of our women. But the money 
contributions are a small part of their offerings. 

Last summer there were fifteen educated, conse»3rated. Godly 
women, who volunteered their services as teachers for six weeks in 
the western part of our State. They went and did a successful work. 
They were received in every community with open arms and open 
hearts. This phase of the work is full of promise. ' 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 47 

They have sent out also about three and a half thousand dollars 
worth of boxes to our frontier missionaries. Only God and the 
frontier missionary know the full value of this work. Their volun- 
teer offerings at Christmas, week of self-denial, thanksgiving day 
in July, weeks of prayer, their monthly missionary studies, are all 
proving great blessings under God toward developing our women in 
intelligence, in consecration, and m lioerality. But there is much 
yet to be accomplished in this work. The aim next year is to send 
out fifty teachers for this volunteer work. The efficient leader, Miss 
Fannie Heck, desires the cooperation of the pastors throughout the 
State that she may successfully carry out these plans. They will 
also undertake to organize more societies and enlarge the work in 
many directions. The brethren are urged to give the organizations 
in their churches and in their Associations their hearty support. 

Forrest Smith. 

A. W. Setzer. 

A. H. Harnly. 

P. D. Carroll. 

W. C. Barrett. 

L. N. Chappell. 

J. R. MoORE. 

After remarks by Forrest Smith, the report was adopted. 

John T. Pullen presented the rollowing resolution, which was 
adopted, after remarks by W. C. Tyree, J. D. Hufham and A. C. 
Barron : 

Recognizing the great need of a Reformatory or Industrial School, 
for the youthful criminals of our fcJtate, be it therefore 

Resolved, By the Baptist State Convention, now in session assem- 
bled, That we heartily commend the establishment of such an in- 
stitution, and respectfully urge our coming LiCgislature to establish a 
Reformatory or Industrial School, as scon as practicable; and that 
a copy hereof be furnished the presiding officer of each House of the 
Legislature by the Corresponding Secretary of this Convention. 

A. C. Barron introduced the following resolution, which was 
adopted: 

Resolved, Tha . we regard with deep concern the growing disre- 
gard of the Sal bath, especially in the multiplication of Sunday 
trains (notably excursion), and in the issue and wide circulation 
of Sunday newspapers, and we earnestly beg our people to discoun- 
tenance these desecrations of the Lord's Day, by refusing to use 
them. We also hope that our pastors will take frequent occasion to 
preach on the fourth commandment. 

W. C. Tyree presented the report of the Trustees of the Conven- 
tion, as follows: 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE CONVENTION. 

Your Trustees have only one item of business to report. At the 
request of Rev. J. N. Stallmgs we executed a "quit-claim deed" to a 
lot of land at Salisbury to the Trustees for Chestnut Hill Baptist 
Church. This was required in order that tne church might borrow 



48 MINUTES OF THE 

money to build a house by mortgaging the property. We would like 
to have instructions from the Convention in regard to the amount of 
the bond we are to require of the Treasurer of the Convention. The 
Constitution does not specify the amount. 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. H. Briggs. 

L. JOHXSOX. 

W. C. Tyree. 

On motion of J. C. Scarborough, the fixing of the bond of the 
Treasurer of this Convention is referred to the Board of Missions 
and Sunday Schools. 

At this point, the proposition was made by N. B. Bxoughton that 
it v;ould be appropriate for the members of the Convention to ex- 
press their appreciation of retiring Secretary White, whereupon a 
spontaneous offering was m.ade for this purpose. 

Brethren N. B. Broughton. John E. Ray and J. W. Bailey were ap- 
pojcted a committee to select a gift and arrange for its presentation. 

The Convention then adjourned. Benediction by R. T. Vann. 



THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 

The session opened with prayer by C. W. Scarboro. 
J, W. Lynch presented the report of the Committee on Education, 
ft'inisterial and General: 

EDUCATION. MINISTERIAL AND GENERAL. 

Inasmuch as the principal educational objects of interest to North 
Carolina Bapitsts, Waive Forest College, the Female University, the 
Board of Education and Educational Missions in Western North 
Carolina, are made prominent before this body in individual report 
and special discussion, it is not deemed necessary to review the 
ground which they have so well covered. It is rather the wish of 
thtr! committee to mark and commend the general educational awak- 
ening in North Carolina, and to express the sympathy and good will 
of this Convention for all our schools. 

The special relation of our denominational schools to other institu- 
tions and to private itnerests has already been well presented. We 
now desire to call attention to worthy, well-established institutions 
which for years have done a most useful worK. and in whose grow- 
ing success we rejoice, as brethren and friends of education. Amongst 
these we mention with hearty commendation Chowan Baptist Fe- 
male Institute and Oxford Seminary for Girls. 

We feel the importance of the adequate intellectual equipment of 
the rank and file of such a numerous host as our Baptist people. So 
many men and women of many minds, representatives of all classes 
and conditions, must be endowed not only by God's grace, but also 
by a rounded culture for their high mission in church and state. A 
prepared people under the leadership of a prepared ministry is our 
ideal and our hope. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 49 

In this connection we express our cordial sympathy with the 
movement towards a better provision for common school education 
as indicated by the extra appropriation of one hundred thousand 
dollars by the General Assembly. 

J. W. L(YNCH. 

Thos. Hume. 

Report of Treasurer of Baptist Ministerial Relief Board for 
Year Ending December 4, 1900. 

1900. Received. 

Jan. 1. Balance $424.39 

Mar 6 J. D. Boushall, Treasurer . ._. 100.00 

27 Miss Harrison _. .5.00 

June 22. J. D.Roushall, Treasurer 1.50.00 

Oct. 11. E.E.T 1.(0 

Dec. 3. J.J3. Boushall, Treasurer . 700.00 

Interest from loans 1 57. 1 5 

Paid Out. 

To Mrs. C.F.Humphries. Oxford $80.00 

Mrs. Rhoda Churchill, Chalk Level 75.00 

Mrs.B. H.Phillips, Winston 75.00 

Mrs. Harriet Spive}', Raleigh 75.0(t 

I\lrs. Jane Barlow, Sloop Point'. _ 50. 00 

Mrs. Nancy Ray, Whiteville .. 50 00 

Mrs. H. C. Register, Register 47. 50 

Mrs. Sibley Combs, Trap Hill 47.50 

Mrs. E.H. Best. Warsaw 47.50 

Mis. Elvia Caines. Orton.. 47.50 

Rev. W. W. Reed, Scott's Creek. .._ 47.50 

Rev. N. H. Moss, Waco 47. 50 

Rev. Solomon Blackburn, Bud 47.50 

Rev. Jno. W.Collins, Polk 47.50 

Rev. J. H. Lewellm, Dobson _ 45.00 

Rev. Wm. Harris, Kapps" Mill 45. 00 

Rev. W.L. Tart, Wilmington 35.00 

Rev. John Hughes, Benham 25. 00 

Rev. T.M.Duncan, Beaver Cre^^k 20.00 

Permanent Interest-bearing Fund 318.67 

Balance on hand 263. 87 



1,537.54 1,537.54 

1,273.67 
P. I. B. FUND. 

One Loan $500. 00 

Do 850.00 

Do 300.00 

Do 250.00 

Do 200.00 

Do 200.00 

Do 150.00 

Do 110.00 

Do 100.00 

Do 83.45 

Do. 100.00 $2,343.45 

Balance on hand 281 . 35 

2, 624. 80 



50 MINUTES OF THE 

Respectfully submitted to the Baptist State Convention of North 
Caroliua. T. E. Cheek, Treasurer. 

We have examined the above report and certify that same is correct, 
to the best of our knowledge and belief U. A. Fousheh:, 

R. H. RiGSBEE. 

Auditors. 

Remarks by J. W. Lynch, F. P. Hobgood and J. C. Scarborough, and 
the report was adopted. 

The report of the Treasurer was received as follows: 

Report of J. D. Boushall. Treasurer Baptist State Co>'vention 
OF Ni)RTH Carolina, from December 4. IS99. to December 5. 
IfiOO 

state missions. 

By balance last report $283.04 

Amount received .. 18,530.14 

To office supplies and' lixtures . 829.91 

Salary Mrs. W. H. Broughton, btenograpiier 102. nO 

Edwards & Broughton. printing Minutes ... 80.00 

N. B. Broughton. salary as Rec. Sec. 2o. 00 

H. C. Moore, salary as Rec. Sec. ...... . 25. UO 

Postage and printing 83. 82 

J. D. Boushall. salary as Treasurer ... 50.00 

Exjienses of Volunteer Missionaries 39.65 

Expenses of Woman's Volunteer Missionaries 2<i9. 27 

Paid for co-operation (i40. 53 

Rent of Mission Rooms . . . 16ti. 24 

Appropriation to Schools m Western N. C... 675.00 

W. C. Barrett, travtling exp.. S. S. work .. . 20.00 

B. W. Sj)ilman. traveling expenses . . 19. 83 

B. W. Spilman. salary as S. 8. Sec . 750 00 

Jno. E. White, traveling expenses . 116.69 

Jno. E. White, salary as Corresponding Sec. 455.00 

Paid Missionaries 14.768.87 

Balance 495.87 

18,813.18 18,813.18 

foreign missions. 

By balance §2rl-^^ 

Amount received .. 8,757.66 

Amount sent direct 1,048.13 

To Amount sent direct .. . si, 048. 13 

Office supplies and fixtures .. . .-. 15.00 

Edwards & Broughton. printing Minutes .. 50.00 

Rent of Mission Rooms 46. 66 

Printing, etc. 65.35 

J. D. Boushall. salary as Treasurer 100. 00 

Jno. E. White, traveling expenses 125.00 

Jno. E. White, salary as Corresponding Sec. 615.00 

Mrs.W. H. Broughton. salary as Stenographer 102. 5<> 

Amount sent to Foreign Mission Board 7, 804. 70 

Balance 354.87 



10,327.21 10,327.21 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 5 1 
HOME MISSIONS. 

By balance $87. 38 

Amount lectiivcd 5, 538. 56 

Amount sent direct . . 419. 80 

To Amount sent direct 8419.20 

Office supplies and fixiLires.- .. . 46. 

Edwards & Broughton. print, uiiduiail. Miu. 49.03 

Craven . Doan & Co. , C'ut of Mountain Region 10. 00 

Kent of Mission Rooms 40.00 

J. D. Roushall. salary as Treasurer . 100.00 

Priiting and postHge 59.82 

Mrs. W. H. Broughton. sal. as ^t no;;iaplier 102.50 

Jno. E White, salary as Corresponding Sec. 580.00 

Home Mission Board 4,550.00 

Balance 88.80 



6,045.14 6,045,14 



EDUCATION. 

By balance $769.30 

Amount received . 3. 332. 96 

To Edwards & Broughton. print, and mail. Min. §10.00 

Paid vouchers of John Mitchell 3, 659. 82 

Balance 4>)2. 44 



3,103.26 3,102.26 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Balance §111. 59 

By amount received $615.05 

To W. C. Barrett, traveling expenses 23.40 

Paid to State Mission account 1 76. 00 

B. W. Spilman. traveling expenses 300. (17 

Balance 3. 39 



615.05 615.05 



MINISTERIAL RELIEF FUND. 

By Balance $9.07 

Amount received... 1,099.72 

To Paid T. E. Cheek, Treasurer 950. 00 

Balance 158 79 



1,108.79 1,108.79 



students' aid FUND (LOUISVILLE). 

By amount received... $58.00 

To paid D. Pressly Smith, Treasurer 58. On 



■'8.00 58.00 



CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Amount received for Brooklyn Church, Wilming- 
ton. N. C $5. 

Paid J. C. Gore. Chairman Building Committee 

Brooklyn Church $5.77 



52 MINUTES OF THE 

BAPTIST BOOK STORE. 

By balance...- $617.32 

Cash receipts of store . - -.- 6,767.51 

Amount of Carrender Loan _ 1. 000. 00 

To Telephone rent So. 00 

Insurance- 89.75 

Rent - - 227.49 

H. L. Watson, salary. ... . 275.00 

Mrs. W. H. Broughton. salary.. 45.00 

Mrs. Placid Ellington, salary "- 40.00 

Interest 70. 00 

J. H. Weathers, salary 88. 33 

Lights \ 23.70 

Office supplies and fixtures _ . 2'<. 34 

J. J. Bernard, salary 16.6ii 

Baxter Durham, salary 24.76 

Merchandise — Literature. Books, e:'-. . 7.<il4.60 

Balance 491.20 



«, 384. 83 8, 384. 88 



Hespectfully submitted. 

J. D. BOUSHALL. 
TreusKver Baptist State Convention. 
Raleigh. N. C . December 5. 1900. 

I liereby certify that I have examined the book.s of J. I). Boushall. 
Trea'^urer of the Baptist State Tonyention of Norlli Carolina, for the 
past conventional year, comparing tlie.^ame with the acknowledgments 
in tlie Bil>lic<il Recmrler. I find all accounts with the various obje -ts 
of the Convention to be correct, and disbursements supported by proiier 
vouchers Walters Durh.\m. 

Auditor North Carolina B iptiat State Convention. 

SUMMARY. 

State Missions - $18, 813. 18 

Foreign Missions _ 10,827.21 

Home Missions .- 6,045.14 

Education 3,10-'. 26 

Sunday Schools 615.05 

Ministerial Relief LION. 79 

Baptist Book Store 8,884.88 

John Mitchell. Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Educa- 
tion, presented the report of the Board as follows: 

BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORT, 1900. 

Thirty-eight young ministers have been aided by the Board of 
Education the past session. Seven of these graduated last com- 
mencement. The maximum aid furnished is $9 per month; and this, 
not a gi.c. but a loan, to be returned atter five years, without interest. 
Ir the note should not be paid at maturity, it will bear, after that, 4 
per cent interest. The Board has decided not to aid young ministers 
who have families. 

The work of the Board has been successful. The young ministers 
aided, have done good work, at home and abroad; and the Board is 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 53 

encouraged to carry on and press the good work, which was never 
more important and necessary than now; and the call to help never 
greater than now. 

Let us help and encourage our young ministers in their noble 
and praiseworthy efforts to prepare themselves, as best they can. for 
Lue great work to which our Lord and Master has called them. 

I am glad to be able to report the Board out of debt, and all cur- 
rent expenses paid to December 1, 1900. 

The annual account of the Corresponding Secretary is as follows, 
VIZ. : 

Balance due on last year's account $16.49 

Amount received fro^m J. D. Boushall. Tieasurer. . 2,644.42 

2,660.91 
Paid out during the year as per receipts 2,703.26 

Due the Secretary 42.35 

W. C. Tyree presented the report of the Board of Trustees of the 
Baptist Female University, as follows: 

THE BAPTIST FEMALE UNIVERSITY. 

In offering our report to the Convention we wish at the outset to 
express our sense of gratitude to God for his kindness toward us 
during the past year. We have received many marks of His favor, 
and have suffered no disaster. The health of the faculty and stu- 
dents has been good. There has been no serious case of sickness in 
this school. The conduct of the students has. for the most part, been 
highly commendable, no occasion for severe discipline having arisen 
during the session. 

Our present enrollment is two hundred and twenty-seven, sixty- 
two more than had matriculated last session by the first of January. 
The number would have been still larger had our accommodations 
warranted us in continuing the canvass for students. In fact, some 
who proposed to come we were compelled to decline. 

TWO OTHKR BUILDINGS. 

Ihe demands upon our accommodations just before the opening 
in September, put the Trustees in a dilemma. They must either 
buy more property, and thus increase our debt, or they must deny 
accommodation to forty young women who were knocking at the 
doors. Alter long and careful deliberation they purchased two houses 
and lots on the same square with the other buildings. They felt 
constrained to this course from two considerations: First, the great 
desirability of accommodating all who wished to avail themselves 
of the advantages of the school: second, me fact that the income 
from students thus provided for would pay the interest on the debt, 
and at the same time materially increase the revenues ot the school. 
Since this purchase we are in possession of about three acres of the 
four acres embraced in the whole square. 

SOME CHAWGES. 

At a meeting of the Board, June 5th and 6th, Rev. R. T. Vann 
A\as chosen to succeed President Blasingame, who had tendered his 



54 MINUTES OF THE 

resignation in April. Dr. Carl Hoffman, Mrs. Hoffman, Prof. Dun- 
wody, and Miss Allen occupy the positions formerly held by Prof, and 
Mrs. Appy. Prof. Gruhler and Miss Jones; Miss Martin is teacher of 
violin; Miss Watkins has the school of expression in place of Miss 
Reynolds, while Miss Burkhead succeeds Miss Farrior in the Busi- 
ness Department. Mrs. Jessie Earnshaw has been elected as as- 
sistant in English and Mathematics, Miss Anthony in Latin, and Miss 
Poteat in the Business Department. This makes a teaching force 
of five men and seventeen women. We have also added three other 
matrons to our management, who overlook the three Club Buildings. 
In the Board of Trustees Bro. B. W. Spilman was elected in the 
place of Bro. H. B. Duffy, who died last April, and for whom we 
would put on record our high esteem as a broadminded man, a de- 
vout Christian, and a faithful and valuable Trustee. Dr. A. A. Mar- 
shall and Rev. W. D. Hubbard were chosen to succeed Dr. Carter 
and Dr. A. M. Simms, who had left the State. 

FINANCES. 

At the last session of the Convention we reported a debt of 
$35,000, to which should have been added $1,500 which the Trustees 
borrowed from the Bursar, and which the Board thought would not 
have to be repaid. But the expenses of the school required that this 
amount should be refunded to the Bursar, which made the real in- 
debtedness $36,500 at that time. TTiis amount has been increased 
by the purchase of the property mentioned, at a cost of $7,500, mak- 
ing a total indebtedness of $44,000. To this must be added interest, 
agents' salary, traveling expenses, cost of books, stationery, stamps, 
furniture, work on building, and so on. making about $5,000 more, 
or $49,000 in all. On the other hand, we have received during the 
year in cash and from collections on pledges $6,244. An additional 
$5u0 has been paid in from the current income of the school, making 
$6,744 paid in reduction of the debt and leaving a present indebted- 
ness of $42,375. We have received in subscriptions during the year 
$4,219.56, including $500 worth of stock in the Scotland Neck Knit- 
ting Mills. Our thanks are due to brethren J. E. White and J. W. 
Bailey for valuable service gratuitously rendered in securing cash 
and subscriptions during the spring. 

woman's educational union. 

Two years ago Miss Fannie E. S. Heck conceived the idea of 
organizing the Baptist women of the State into an Educational 
Union. At the last Convention they reported $1,693.20 in cash. Of 
the amount raised during the present year $780 came through the 
efforts of these noble women. We can not too highly commend 
Misses Heck and Susan W. G. Clarke, who, amid many difficulties 
and almost without the cooperation of their brethren, have carried 
forward this work so far. We earnestly recommend that special 
emphasis be given this work in all our associational meetings. 

THE PRESENT SITUATION. 

After ten years of waiting, by the blessing of God the University 
has opened its doors and begun operations. Its patronage after 
one year had grown so far beyond the expectation of its friends that 
they were forced to double its dormitory capacity and then had to 
decline applications for rooms. 

Foreseeing that we could not accommodate our North Carolina 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 55 

girls who would want to enter, the management could make no 
canvass for students irom other States, bo far as we are informed, 
no other school of equal rank m the world offers terms as low as 
ours. When this becomes generally known we shall be besieged by- 
young women from all over the South. And yet, we can erect no 
more buildings till our debt has been paid. ISio business man would 
loan money on property so heavily incumbered. A financial panic 
or an epidemic requiring the suspension of the school would se- 
riously threaten our very existence, if it did not absolutely destroy 
us. 

Shall we keep our North Carolina girls waiting while precious 
time is flying, the only time that will ever come to them? Shall we, 
for lack of room, deny our advantages to the young women of other 
States? Shall we invite disaster by waiting for a financial storm to 
sweep us out of existence? Or will the 170,000 white Baptists in the 
State arise, wipe out the debt, erect other buildings, and proclaim 
throughout the land, "There shall be room for all who come?" 

F. P. Hobgood presented the report of the Board of Trustees of 
Wake Forest College as follows: 

WAKE FOREST COLLEGE. 

It is gratifying to be able to report a year of progress and pros- 
perity. Two hundred and eighty-nine students have matriculated. 
These represent eight States and more than seventy counties in 
North Carolina. As a rule, good order has prevailed and faithful 
work has been done. 

At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees provision was made 
for the erection of a large and well equipped gymnasium. This is 
now nearing completion, and it already reveals a grace and beauty 
of architectural proportions, which is going to make it an ornament 
to the campus. 

The central part of the old Dormitory Building has been radi- 
cally changed and thoroughly renovated. It is proposed during the 
next vacation to make some other improvements in each wing of 
this building. 

Generous appropriations have been made for the purchase of 
physical apparatus. Laboratory work has been successfully intro- 
duced into the Department of Physics. 

The Law School continues to receive proofs of the appreciation 
of the people by their generous patronage. Mr. S. F. Mordecai, an 
able and learned member of the Raleigh Bar, was elected as assistant 
professor of law last summer, and has been discharging his duties 
since the beginning of the session with great satisfaction. 

The Department c.f Pharmacy has been created and several 
young men have already entered it. 

A Chair of Pedogogy has been established, and Prof. C. C. Crit- 
tenden is in charge of it. 

It is proposed to inaugurate a Medical Department at the be- 
ginning of the next session. 

Professors Brewer and Paschal, who were absent from the Col- 
lege last session, received their degrees as Doctors of Philosophy 
from Cornell and Chicago last summer, and are now back at the 
College in their respective chairs. 

A great future lies before Wake Forest College. The elevation of 
the standards for entrance and graduation is rendered more and 



56 



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more possible by the increasing number and improving work of our 
Academies. It is to be hoped that the day is not far distant when 
each large Association and groups of the smaller Associations will 
all have their Associational Academies. 

In view of the many and imperative needs of all our educational 
enterprises, the Trustees endorse, with enthusiasm, the proposed 
movement to raise one hundred thousand dollars during the year 
1901. And, under existing circumstances, they most heartily ac- 
quiesce in the allotment of the larger proportion of this amount to 
tne sister Institution in Raleigh. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. N. Holding, 

F. P. HOBGOOD, 

Committee. 

B. W. Spilman, for the Committee appointed last year to consider 
and report upon the advisability of appointing an Educational Com- 
mission, made the following report: 

Whereas, We desire, in some signal manner, to express our grati- 
tude to our Heavenly Father for His great goodness to us during 
the century, which is about to close, and 

Whereas. We desire to provide for larger and better things in the 
century, which is about to begin, and 

Whereas. The Executive Committee of our Colleges at Wake 
Forest and in Raleigh have, in joint session, recommended that this 
two-fold desire shall find its expression in an effort to raise at least 
ore hundred thousand dollars for educational purposes, before the 
close of the year 1901.. 

Resolved, (1) That the Baptist State Convention approve and 
endorse said recommendation. 

(2) That we further endorse their recommendation, that, of the 
actual amount secured in cash, one-half shall be given to our Baptist 
Female University in Raleigh, three-tenths to Wake Forest College, 
one-tenth to the Chowan Baptist Female Institute, and that the re- 
mainder be divided equally among the otner Institutions in North 
Carolina, which are owned and controlled in trust for the Baptist 
denomination by Boards of Trustees. 

(3) 'I hat we approve the recommendation of said joint Com- 
mittee, that the first twenty-five thousand dollars secured, unless 
otherwise designated by the donors, shall be given to the Baptist 
Female University in Raleigh. 

(4) That the Trustees of the several Institutions not specifically 
here named are urged to avail themselves of this opportunity to 
arouse local interest in their work and to secure as large gifts as 
possible for better equipment and endowment. 

r.5) That, while it is hoped that the division suggested above shall 
be generally accepted, all donors shall be free to designate the Insti- 
tution or Institutions which they desire to be the beneficiaries of 
their gifts. 

(6) That a Central Committee of five, consisting of two represen- 
tatives from the Trustees or Faculty of Wake Forest College, two 
representatives from the Trustees or Faculty of the Baptist Female 
University, and one representative from the Chowan Baptist Female 
Institute, and a Co-operating Committee of one from each Associa- 
tion in the State, be appointed by the President of the Convention 
to devise ways and means for securing the co-operation of every 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 57 

member of every Church, of every Association in North Carolina, in 
this great undertaking; and that the creation of any other general 
educational agency be for the present postponed. 

Resolved. That Resolution 7 in the report 01 .x^e Committee on an 
Educational Commission be amended, so as to read as follows: 

That this Committee be advised to ascertain what amount will ue 
needed from each Association to secure ihe $100,000, to confer wii.n 
the Executive Committee of each Association and seek their co- 
operation in obtaining from every Church within their bounds a full 
proportion of such sum. 

(8.) That the necessary expenses of this effort shall be paid by the 
several Institutions in the ratio mentioned in the second resolu- 
tion. 



B. 


W. 


Spilman, 


C. 


E. 


Taylor, 


J. 


C 


Scarborough, 


J. 


A. 


Campbell. 



The hour for adjournment arriving during the discussion, the ben- 
ediction was pronounced by C. E. Taylor. 



THIRD DAY— Evening Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by C. J. Thompson, of Rich- 
mond, Va., who read a part of Isaiah 35, and led in prayer. 

W. R. Gwaltney, for the Committee, reported the nomination of 
Livingston -Johnson, of Greensboro, for the position of Correspond- 
ing Secretary of the Convention. TTie recommendation of the Com- 
mittee was unanimously adopted by rising vote. 

Brother .Johnson came forward, at the request of the President, 
and addressed the Convention. Prayer was offered by R. J. Willing- 
ham, of Richmond. 

On motion, John E. White is requested to continue the work of 
Corresponding Secretary till the first of January. 

The report of the Committee regarding an Educational Commis- 
sion was now taken up and discussed by J. D. Hufham, C. W. Blan- 
chard, C. E. Taylor. E. M. Lightfoot, and the report was unanimously 
adopted. 

W. C. Tyree oiTered the report on the Baptist Female University, 
as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE BAPTIST FEMALE 
UNIVERSITY. 

In the report of the Trustees of the Female University, submitted 
to the Convention, there is much to gratify and inspire us. At the 
opening of this Institution last year there were more girls who were 
ready and eager to enter than could be accommodated. So great 



58 



MINUTES OF THE 



was the number clamoring for admission this session, that our Trus- 
tees felt compelled to buy two additional buildings, which added 
$7,500 to the large debt already resting on the Institution. Under 
the circumstances we believe they acted wisely, and, indeed, could 
not have done otherwise. The great patronage, which comes, un- 
solicited, at the very beginning of the Institution, indicates how 
much our denomination needs such a school, and it is also an em- 
phatic expression of the honor that our people feel for it and their 
interest in it. Surely this great school for the Baptist girls of 
North Carolina is already thoroughly rooted in the heart of our 
brotherhood. We believe some heroic efforts should be made at once 
to remove the heavy debt, which is now such an incubus and menace 
to the safety of the Institution, and we hope the Convention will 
take some decided step in this direction. We most heartily endorse 
the effort which the ladies are making for this object, through the 
Educational Union, organized by Miss Fannie E. S. Heck, and we 
hope many more of our sisters will become members of the Union 
and co-operate with these sisters in their noble effort to free our 
University of debt. 

C. E. Brewer, 
A. H. Sims, 
W. C. Tyree, 
C. S. Blackwell. 

The Convention was then addressed by R. T. Vann, after which 
pledges were taken for the $100,000 Century Fund, amounting to 
$11,539. A cash collection of $14.35 was also taken for the same 
purpose. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by W. B. Mor- 
ton. 



FOURTH DAY— Morning Session. 

Raleigh, N. C, December 8, 1900. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by John T. Pullen, of Raleigh. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

The report of the Committee on Place and Preacher was taken up, 
and after discussion by H. A. Brown, A. D. Hunter, W. R. Gwaltney, 
F. M. Jordan, was adopted as follows: 

Place — First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem. 
Preacher — W. C. Tyree. 
Alternate — J. W. Lynch. 

H. A. Brown presented the report of the Committee on Periodicals 
as follows; 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

There is no agency which more powerfully influences us for good 
or evil than the literature we place in our homes. The growth of 
our people in intelligence, desire to do good and be good, and their 



BAPTIST STaTK CONVENTION. 59. 

effectiveness in all Christian activity are largely the outgrowth of 
what they have read. There are many wno belong to the debased 
and criminal classes of the people, who might have been saved to 
society if they could have had the benefit of good reading matter in 
their homes. Our pastors and teachers should urge all who hear 
them to supply themselves with the best religious papers to be ob- 
tained. 

The Biblical Recorder, the organ of our denomination in this 
State, has long been regarded as one of tne best edited and best 
published periodicals in the South. Its fearless advocacy of the 
right, both in Church and State; its soundness in all the funda- 
mental principles of our denomination; its aggressive leadership, 
and its wide and hopeful view of our future as a people make it 
worthy of place in every Baptist home in our great commonwealth. 
Charity and Children, the organ of our Orphanage; The Wake 
Forest Student, Baptist Historical Papers, and the Noi'th Car- 
olina Baptist, Skyland Baptist, are all good papers, and well 
deserve the patronage of our denomination. We also commend most 
heartily The Foreign Mission Journal, The Home Field, and the 
Seminary Magazine as valuable helpers in their respective spheres. 

Remarks by H. A. Brown, A. E. Brown, C. W. Scarborough, J. S. 
Hardaway, T. Bright, T. M. Honeycutt, T. E. Skinner. J. S. Allen, 
and the report was adopted. 

John E. White reported for the Committee appointed a year ago, 
relative to the Biblical Recorder. After discussion by John E. 
White, J. D. Hufham, T. Bright, J. W. Bailey, R. T. Vann, T. M. 
Pittman, A. C. Barron, N. B. Broughton, J. F. Love, J. C. Scarborough, 
W. H. Woodall, B. S. Gay, B. L. Hoge, H. B. Parker, and others, the 
following substitute, offered by J. D. Hufham, was adopted: 

That this Convention recommends the organization of a corpora- 
tion to own and operate the Biblical Recorder, and the North Caro- 
lina Baptist, if desired, and appoints a committee of five to effect 
the same by the first of February, 1901, or earlier, if possible. 

On motion, the appointment of the Committee is left with the 
President. 

J. M. Broughton presented the report of the Committee to nomi- 
nate the Committee on Sunday Schools and Colportage, which was 
adopted. (See list of Boards of Convention.) 

John C. Scarborough reported for the Committee to nominate the 
Board of Education, which report was adopted. (See list of Boards 
of Convention.) 

On motion, adjourned to meet at b p. m. Benediction by R. I. 
Willingham. 



6o MINUTES OF THE 



FOURTH DAY— Aftekxoox Session. 

The session opened with prayer by W. K. Cullom. 

The President appointed the following as the Committee on the 
Century Movement to raise $100,000 for education: 

C. E. Taylor and E. W. Sikes. of Wake Forest College: N. B. 
Broughton and R. T. Vann. of Baptist Female University, and L. M. 
Curtis, of Chowan Baptist Female Institute: Rev. J. A. White, E. L. 
Wagoner. J. D. Roberts. A. H. Harnly. W. C. Barrett. W. S. Ballard. 
E. N. Gwyn. W. R. Bradshaw, A. E. Brown. D. L. Hewitt, I. W. 
Thomas. .1. G. Blalock. A. I. Justice. W. H. Reddish, H. B. Downing, 
.1. W. Bailey. E. F. Aydlett. N. B. Cobb, C. H. Utley, G. T. Watkins, 
R. L. Moore. C. S. Cashwell. E. M. Lightfoot. C. J. Woodson, W. H. 
Rich. E. D. Call, J. A. Campbell, A. C. Barron, L. H. Green, E. Lee 
Fcx, G. H. Church. W. C. Newton. J. Crudup. J. F. Love, J. Q. Adams, 
C. C. Haymore, B. W. Spilman. J. A. Smith. G. L. Finch. G. L. Dowell, 
W. R. Gwaltney. S. J. Porter, E. Frost, J. A. McKaughan. J. S. Kilby. 
Wra. Lee. B. Craig. J. A. Franks. Crit. Horton. E. Allison. T. F. Deitz. 
A. C. Davis. C. W. Scarborough. T. Bright. F. H. Jones, R. M. Farth- 
ing. 

The report of the Committee to nomirate Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools was read, supplemented as to associational members, 
and adopted. 

N. B. Cobb presented the report of the Committee on Co-operation 
as follows: 

REPORT ON CO-OPERATION. 

Accordirg to an arrangement made two years ago between the 
Home Mission Society and the Colored Baptist State Convention and 
our Convention, by which we were to co-operate for three years in 
conducting New Era Institutes for the Colored Baptist Ministers, 
there remains still one year during which we are to work on the 
present basis. We are gratified at the results of these New Era In- 
stitutes, and urge our pastors to do all in their power to help our 
colored brethren in better preparing to preach the gospel to their 
people. 

S. J. Poia-ER. 

J. B. Brewer. 

John Mitchell. 

N. B. Cobb. 

After remarks by N. B. Cobb, the report was adopted. 

The Historical Papers being the special order for this hour, re- 
marks were made by W. A. Graham, and a paper read by J. D. Huf- 
bam. reviewing the history of the Convention. 

The further report of the Statistical Secretaries is ordered filed 
with the Recording Secretary for insertion in the Minutes. 



BAPTIST STATK CONVENTION. 6 1 

Further remarks on this subject were made by Thomas Hume, T> 
AT. Pittman. N. B. Broughton, T. E. Skinner and T. J. Taylor. 

On motion of J. J. Adams, the Baptist Book Store is authorized to 
purchase the remaining copies of the Baptist Historical Papers at 
$100. 

Thomas Hume presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted: 

Resolved. That Brethren T. E. Skinner and T. M. Pittman be re- 
quested to act as a Committee, whose business it shall be to raise a 
fund to be devoted to the investigation of Baptist history. 

W. R. Cullom presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted: 

Resolved. That the Treasurer be instructed to pay the Secretaries 
tne usual fee and that 3.000 copies of the Minutes oe printed. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by N. B. Cobb. 



FOURTH DAY— Evening Session. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Thomas Hume, of Chapel 
Hill. 

The President appointed the following as a Committee to under- 
take the organization of a corporation to own and operate the Bibli- 
cal Recorder, and also the North Carolina Baptist, if desired: I.. 
Johnson. W. L. Poteat, John E. White. J. B. Carlyle. \V. N. Jones. 

t,: W. Spilman presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Be it Resolved. Tliat the appointment of a Statistical Secretary be 
referred to the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 

W. H. Rich submitted the report of the Committee on the Orphan- 
age: 

REPORT ON ORPHANAGE. 

Our Orphanage at Thomasville is the pride and joy of every loy:\l 
Baptist in North Carolira who believes in and enjoys pure and un- 
defiled religion, which James says. "Is to visit the fatherless and 
widows in their affliction." 

During the past year more than two hundred children have been 
well cared for. physically, intellectually and spiritually. God has 
smiled upon us graciously and blessed us, for which we praise Him. 

At Asheville last year rhe brethren said: "Build the Mills Memorial 
Machine Shops." The building is completed and ready for the 
machinery. These shops will prove a great blessing to the children, 
and a probable source of revenue to the Institution. 

A system of water-works is greatly needed and necessary to the- 



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health and further usefulness of the Institution. A large well has 
been sunk under the wise guidance of Bro. John B. Brewer, which 
will, it is hoped, furnish enough water for present purposes. Money 
is neeued to complete the water-works. We recommend that $2,000 
be raised at once to do this. Your Committee most heartily en- 
dorse the present management. In Bro. J. B. Boone the Institution 
has a safe and sure builder, a firm and tender counsellor. In 
Mrs. Boone, the children have a mother indeed. Through heat and 
cold, often sick herself, she goes to attend the wants of the mother- 
less O'nes. May God's richest blessings rest on her, and may he spare 
her many years to make bright the lives of these unfortunate ones. 
CJiarity and Children-, under the splendid management of Bro. 
A. Johnson, is doing well. It is paying expenses and turning out a 
surplus to the Institution. We commend the paper to your prayers 
and consideration. 

W. H. Rich, 
J. B. Carlyle. 

Remarks were made by W. H. Rich, T. J. Taylor, J. B. Boone and 
N. B. Broughton. Pledges were taken to establish a water-works and 
sewerage system at the Orphanage, the amount being a little more 
than $2,200. The report was then adopted. 

J. D. Hufham asked permission to submit the report on obituaries 
to the Secretary later for insertion in the Minutes as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON OBITITARIES. 

William Ltnebkruy Wright. 

Born in Montgomery County; educated at W^ake Forest College; 
pastor at Hillsboro and Reidsville. N. C, and at Leigh Street, Rich- 
mond, Va. An able minister of the New Testament, an unselfish and 
untiring pastor, the pleasure of the Lord rested on him from the 
beginning to the close of his ministry. He died at Troy, Montgom- 
ery County, September 27, 1900. 

B. B. Williams. 

Born in Bertie County, August 28, 1824; baptized by Rev. Jno. 
Newell at Coleraine, June. 1839; ordained at Mars Hall, Bertie, 1855; 
died January 17, 1900. "Well done, thou good and faithful ser- 
vant." , 

J. C. Sorrels. 

He was born in McDowell County; died September 26, 1900. He 
was a burning and a shining light. 

J. F. TUTTLE. 

Born in Camden County; a soldier of the South in the Civil War; 
a graduate of Wake Forest College: a laborious and faithful minister 
and pastor. Entered Into rest, January 24, 1900. 

Thos. B. Newberry. 

Born in Fayetteville, February 24. 1839; ordained to the work of 
the gospel ministry December 17, 1871; died November 12, 1899. 



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Oliver C. Horton. 

Eom in Elizabeth City; served first as Deacon of that Church and 
afterwards ordained to the ministry, in which his labors were 
greatly blessed; died at Durham, March 19, 1900. 

C. E. Beard. 

Born in Cumberland County, October 5, 1850; baptized by J. M. 
Beasley, 1868; ordained April, 1876; died March 10, 1900. 

Hervey Biddle Duffy. 

. . He was a Deacon of the Tabernacle, Newbern, and a Trustee of 
Wake Forest College; "in business, not slothful: fervent in spirit, 
serving the Lord." 

Adam Corn. 

He was full of faith and rich in good works. He died at his home 
during the year which is now closing, having spent his life in 
preaching the gospel to the people of Western North Carolina. I. 
D. Wright, also a faithful minister of that region, has died during 
the year. 

Thomas J. Horner. 

A native of Granville County, he spent most of his life as teacher 
and preacher in the region which gave him birth. Mount Zion, Gran- 
ville County, is the best monument to his ability, zeal and church 
wisdom as pastor. He died at the home of his son, in Henderson, 
during the present year. 

Just at this point J. W. Bailey, for the donors, presented a silver 
pitcher to John E. White, the retiring Corresponding Secretary. 
Brother White responded with an address of acceptance. 

The Convention then adjourned to meet at the close of the ser- 
vices to-morrow evening for concluding exercises. Benediction by 
R. H. Pitt, of Richmond. 



FIFTH DAY— Sunday. 

Raleigh, N. C, December 9, 1900. 

Various churches in the city were supplied from members of the 
Convention, at both the morning and evening hours of worship. 

At the close of the evening service, the Convention was called 
to order for the purpose of concluding its work. 

John E. White offered the following resolution, which was 
adopted : 

Whereas, This Convention does honor and hold dear the memory 
and inspiration of his life and work; and, whereas^ there has been, 
and is. a frequent expression of desire to mark his grave with a 
testimonial of this grateful spirit on the part of the people he led 
and served so long and well, therefore, be it 



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Resolved, That a Committee, consisting of J.C.Caddell,Noah Biggs, 
J. W. Bailey, C. E. Taylor and C. B. Justice, is hereby appointed to 
acquaint the Baptist people of this resolve and receive contributions 
tor the purpose of erecting a suitable monument, properly inscribed 
at the head of the grave in Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, of Columbus 
Durham — a soldier of the Cross and a servant of North Carolina. 
Baptists. 

By consent of the body the Board of Ministerial Relief was con- 
tinued as last year, except the insertion of the name of H. A. Reams, 
in place of that of O. C. Horton. deceased. 

Thomas Hume presented the following resolution, which was 
adopted: 

Resolved. That this Convention express its warm appreciation of 
the generous hospitality of the Baptist Churches and their friends in 
Raleigh; that we thank the Institutions tnat have offered them sipe- 
cial courtesies, the transportation companies for usual reduced rates, 
the telephone companies for the free use of their lines, and the 
newspapers for full reports of the Convention's work. 

After closing remarks by C. J. Woodson, Thomas Hume, A. A. 
Marshall and R. H. Marsh, the Convention adjourned to meet with 
the First Baptist Church, of Winston-Salem. N. C, on Wednesday 
evening after the first Sunday in December, 1901. 

N. B. Bkoughton, R. H. Marsh, 

HiGHT C. Moore, President. 

Secretaries. 



APPENDIX. 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



Abernalhy, J. W., Matthews. 
Adams, G. W., Fair Plains. 
Adams, E. J-, Richmond Hill. 
Adams, J. Q., Reidsville. 
Adams, M. A., Flint. 
Adams, M H., Veiiable. 
Adams, J. J., Clinton. 
Adderton, W. S., Denton. 
Alderman, J. O . Edenton. 
Allen, W. M., Fletcher. 
Allison, E , Brevard. 
Aman, D. F., Marines. 
Ainmcns, J. A., Needmore. 
Ammons, John, Outlook. 
Anderson, E. F., Transom. 
Anderson. C. J. F., 52 Via Giulio, 

Rome, Italy. 
Angel, James T., Boonville. 
Annas, J. R. J., Monho. 
Arrington, T. F., Cowarts. 
Arrington, C. C Shelton. 
Atkinson, J. W., Neuse. 
Austin, D. M., Charlotte. 
Austin, J. H., Rockingham. 
Ayers, VV. A , Hertford. 

Bailey, L. J.. Walnut Run. 
Bain, G. A., Buies Creek. 
Baldwin, M., Huntsville. 
Baldwin, T. M., Rise. 
Baldwin, J. R., Silas Creek. 
Ball, C. T., Spring Hope. 
Ballard, W. S., Clarkton. 
Ballard, J. M., Doolie. 
Barker, A. N , Grade. 
Barker, H. M., Peachtree. 
Barker, W. F., Bud. 
Barnes, S. D., Boomer. 
Barnes, S. B., Lewiston. 
Barnes, K., Sterling. 
Banett, W. C, Bethel Hill. 
Barron, A. C . Charlotte. 
Barr, J. S., P'nckton. 
Barrett, E. B , Peachland. 
Bartlett, G. A., Franklin. 
Bassett, J. E., Asheville. 
Beach, J. J., Moravian Falls. 
Beach, W. R., King's Creek. 



Beam, J. A., Bethel Hill. 
Beamer, W. H., Pine Ridge. 
Beaver, C. E., Mt. Holly. 
Beeker, S. J., Boonville. 
Beck, A. W., Calhoun. 
Bell, J. W., Clinton. 
Bennett, J., Iredell. 
Bennett, J. L., Marshville. 
Bennett, J. M., Churchland. 
Betts, A. L.. Raleigh. 
Bilbro, W. L., Ayden. 
Bivens, J. A., Richardson's Creek. 
Blackburn, S., Bud. 
Black, C. J., Big Lick. 
Blackwell, J. W., Unaka. 
Blackwell, C. S , Wilmington. 
Blalock, J. C, Ledger. 
Blalock, T. L , Ching Kiang, China. 
Blalock, J. G., Whiteville. 
Blanchard, C. W., Kinston. 
Bland, Wm., Hawley s Store. 
Blanton, J. C, Fancy. 
Blevins, John, Hermitage. 
Blevins, B., Absher. 
Blevins, E., Blevins. 
Blevins, C, Ira. 
Blevins, S., Dehart. 
Boone, J. B., Thomasville. 
Boone, J. R., Estatoe. 
Booth, J. N., Greenville. 
Bordeaux. A. J., Doughton. 
Bostick, W. M., Troy. 
Bostic, G. P., Shanghai, China. 
Bostic, W. D., Rock Spring. 
Boyd, J. P., Polkton. 
Bradley. J. A., Grape Vine. 
Bradley, W. T., Morgan Hill. 
Bradley, W. L., Harris. 
Bradshaw, E T., Cora. 
Bradshaw,WR., North Wilkesboro. 
Brantley, J. P., Perth. 
Bray, G. N., Henderson. 
Bridgers, S. A., Forest City. 
Bridges, B. M., Lattimore. 
Bridges, D. P., Lincolnton. 
Bridges, J. D., New House. 
Briggs, H. W., Bald Creek. 
Briggs, J- W., Mars Hill. 



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Briggs, W. K., Briggsville. 

Bright, A., Spring Creek. 

Bright, T., Dillsboro. 

Brindle, J. A , Wake Forest. 

Brisson, \Vm., Guyton. 

BrittoD, T. C, Soo Chow, China. 

Bristow. S. F., Colerain. 

Britt, D. C, Pittsboro. 

Britt, J. L.. Turkey. 

Brock, T. J.. Acton. 

Brooks, C. v.. Holly Springs. 

Brooks, G W., Brevard. 

Brookshier, J. L., Flat Rock. 

Brown, Asa. Riverside. 

Brown, A. E , Asheville. 

Brown, T. K., Black Mountain. 

Brown, J W. Absher. 

Brown, C. C, Haniptonville. 

Brown, H. A.. Winston. 

Brown, Jotl. Flkville. 

Brown, L. T., Asheville. 

Brown, W G., Cross-Roads Church. 

Brunt, Wm., Winnie. 

Bryan, L , Cypress Creek. 

Bryan, R. T., Shanghai, China. 

Buchanan, C S. , Barker. 

Buchanan, J W , Minneapolis. 

Buchanan, J. L., Barker. 

Buchanan, S.. Plum Tree. 

Buchaiian, W. S., Bakersville. 

Buchanan. E., Bakersville. 

Bumgardner, A P , Caesar. 

Bumgardner, W. J., Swanner. 

Burchani, G M., Elkin. 

Burchani, A. J-. Mt. Airy. 

Burchett, J. W., 

Butler, A. .\., Raleigh. 

Byrd, R. L., Tolarsville. 

Byrd, W. F , Trap Hill. 

Caines, G. C, Orton. 
Caldwell, W. R.. Robbinsville. 
Caldwell, Jno. W., Loreta. 
Cale, D., Potecasi. 
Callahan, N. A., White Hall. 
Calhoun, C. L., Medlin. 
Calhoun, T. J., Medlin. 
Callowav, J. M . Jefferson. 
Camp, T C, Tusquitee. 
Campbell, A. N., Buies Creek. 
Campbell, J. A., Buies Creek. 
Campbell. Neal, Thaxton, 
Carroll, R. D., Fairfield. 
Carroll, S. T., Stony Fork. 
Carroll, L. R., Warsaw. 
Carrick, Thomas. High Point. 
Carlton, W. F , Reddies River. 
Carswell, Z., Enola. 



Carter, I. M., Bernice. 
Carter, Henry, Garland. 
Carter, T. S., Palestine. 
Cashwell, C. S., Marion. 
Cashwell, J., Eladenboro. 
Cassiday, W. .A., Trail Branch. 
Caudle, A. B., Wingate. 
Caudle, R. T.. Rockingham. 
Caudle, J. J., Dockerv. 
Chafin, M. S., Calahan. 
Chambers, S. A , Wavnesville. 
Chappell, W. Y., Flint. 
Chappell, L. N. Graham. 
Cheek, F. B., Whitehead. 
Church, G. H., Burlington. 
Church J. W.. Reedy Branch. 
Clark, D. J., Register. 
Clark, F. P., D )KWOod. 
Clark, M. L., Morganton. 
Clark, N. L., Chambers. 
Clarke, J. D., St. Paul's. 
Clayton, Clubb, Sexton. 
Clement, A. B., Bushness. 
Clennv. L. M., Silver. 
Cobb,N. B., Harrell's Store. 
Cobb, J. \V. , Lumber Bridge. 
Coleman, A., Murphy. 
Coley, W. J., Norlhsule. 
Collie, D S., Brvson Citv. 
Colly, J. D , New Found! 
Collins, J W. Polk. 
Comer, J Q, Haniptonville. 
Comer, W. T., Lovelace. 
Compton. M. C, Clyde. 
Connor, W. E., Ouallatown. 
Conrad, S. F.. Charlotte. 
Conwav, W. W., Baton. 
Cook, H. B , Medlin. 
Cook, J. H., Lark. 
Coppedge, G. W., Wakefield. 
Corn, Noah, Little Creek. 
Corpening, J. S , Washington. 
Cothren, Grant, Trap Hill. 
Cowan, G. N., Edenton. 
Craig, B., Tarboro. 
Cree, A., Littleton. 
Cree, A C, So. Bap. Theo. Seminary. 
Creech, Worley, Micro. 
Crews, R. W., Germanton. 
Crisp, J. F. , Lenoir. 
Crisp, E. D., Upton. 
Crisp, R. H.. Dorsey. 
Croom, H. M., Pearl. 
Cross, R. D., Jackson. 
Croxton, A. M., Monroe. 

Crutchfield. . Rocky Mount. 

Cullom, W. R , Wake Forest. 
Cunningham, H. A., Swain. 



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Current. J. M., Buck Shoal. 
Curtis, L. M., Aulauder. 
Curtis, F. O. S., Max ton. 

Daitz, T. F., Barker. ^ 

Davenport. J. E M., Coinjock. 
Davis, A , Low Gap. 

Davis, W. H., 

Davis, A. C. Olive Branch. 
Davis, A. W., Barker. 
Davis, J. F., Palmerville. 
Dehart, T. vS , Swain. 
Dennis, J. D., Polk. 
Denton, J. R., Dysartsville. 
Devenny, J. V , Lawnsdale. 
Devin, R. I., Oxford. 
Deweese, E. A , Murphy. 
Deweese, L. . Outlook. 
Deweese, W. W., Burningtown. 
Dietz, J. S., Pe.'irson. 
Dietz, T. F., Dillsboro. 
Dixon, L. R., Goldston. 
Dixon, T., Shelby 
Dobson, J. H., Atkinson. 
Douglass. J. J., Windsor. 
Dowell, G. J., Henrietta. 
Dowell, J., Jenniugs. 
Downey, J. W., Buchanan. 
Duke, G. M., Dukes. 
Duncan, T. M., Beaver Creek. 
Duncan,}. W., (vedger. 
Duncan, H. J., Clinton. 
Dunn, W. C Balsam Grove. 
Durham, C. H., Lumberton. 

Earl, J. M., Swain. 
Early. D. W., Aulander. 
Edmundson, John T., Littleton. 
Edwards, A. A., Winnabow. 
Edwards, D. D., Durham. 
Edwards, E. J., Southport. 
Edwards, J. R , Swain. 
Edwards,O.T , Mt. Vernon Springs. 
Edwards, W. H., Durham. 
Elam, P. R., Kings Mountain. 
Ellen, M. H., Durham. 
Eller, J. F.. Sweet Water. 
Eller, G. W.. Jefferson. 
Ellington, E. P.. Reidsville. 
Elliott, Josiah, Hertford. 
Ensley, W., Dillsboro. 
Eudy, G. L., Effird's Mills. 

Farthing, C. S., Hattie. 
Farthing, J. H., Hattie. 
Farthing, R. M., 



Felmet, C. F., Waco. 
Fender, A., Laurelton. 



Ferrebee, J. B., Elizabeth City. 
Ferrell, B. S., Waxhaw. 
Fields, C. F., Elkin. 
Finch, G. L., Carthage. 
Fisher, J. G., Roslin. 
Fleetwood, J. C, Margarettsville. 
Fontaine, P. H., Bethel Hill. 
Ford, T. W., Ellijay. 
Forester, J. A., North Wilkesboro. 
Fox, E. L., Star. 
Franklin, J. K , Devotion. 
Freeman, F. M., Logan's Store. 
Frisbie, T. J., Spring Creek. 
Furgerson, P. F., Lambsville. 
Fulford, W. J., Rockingham. 
Fuqua, S. W., Eagle Springs. 

Galloway, J. A., Wolf Mountain. 
Galloway, J. E. . Galloway. 
Garrett, J. A , Winston. 
Gentry, S. E., Dobson. 
Gibbs, N. H.. Benson. 
Gilbert, R. H., Favetteville. 
Gilliam, E. R,. Drew, 
Gilmore, S.. Goldston. 
Glenn, W. H., Grigsby. 
Glidewell, C. W., Tuttle. 
Goforth, M. A., Big Pine. 
Goforth, S. S., Lovelace. 
Gooden, A. H., Brvantsville. 
Gordon, J, H., Averell, Va. 
Gormley. M., Aquone. 
Gosnell. G. W., Owenby 
Gough, D. A., Bandana. 
Gourley, Robert, Winston. 
Gower, C. E.. Clayton. 
Graham, H. W., Swanu Station. 
Greaves, C. L-. Rockingham. 
Gray, W. F., Buck Shoal. 
Gray, W. T., Marler. 
Green, David, Norris. 
Green, B. P., Mooresboro. 
Green, J. B., Forest City. 
Green, J., Boiling Springs 
Green, R. G., Hamptonville. 
Green, Solomon, Stony Fork. 
Greene, G. W., Canton, China. 
Greene, Edmund, Norris 
Greene, L. H., Bakersville. 
Greene, D. A , Bakersville. 
Greene, M. L., Ahoskie. 
Greene, S M., Bakersville. 

Greenwood, , Paint Rock. 

Griffin, J. Z., Baton. 
Griffin, J. W., D.llas. 
Grindstaff. I., Bakersville. 
Grizzard, R. W., Wallace. 
GuUedge, J. G., Brown Creek. 



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Gwaltnej', J. P., Mt. Pisgah. 
Gwaltney, H. H., Vernon. 
Gwaltney, J S., Cora. 
Gwaltney, L. P., Vashti. 
Gwaltney, W. R.. Hickory. 
Gwyn, E. N., Buck Shoal. 

Hackney, J. D., Franklinville. 
Hackney, J. A , Greensboro. 
Hagaman, J. P., Boone. 
Hagleman, J. G., Sweet Water. 
Haithcock. U. P., Albemarle. 
Haire, P. H., Fleetwood. 
Hall. J. W., Hayesville. 
Hall, W. F., Idaho. 
Hall, S. W.. Pinnacle. 
Hamilton, L. C, Bowman's Bluff. 
Hamilton, R. F.. Knight. 
Hamrick, W. C, Flats. 
Hamner, VV. H., Lexington. 
Hamrick, F. C, Pump. 
Hamrick. D M., Rulherfordton. 
Hamrick, G. P., Boiling Springs. 
Hardaway, J. S.. Oxford. 
Hare, H., Gap Creek. 
Harman, A. J.. Harman. 
Harman, D. C, Sugar Grove. 
Harman, G. W.. Ramseur. 
Harman, J. M., Sugar Grove. 
Harnly, A. H., New Bern. 
Harrill, H. D., Forest City. 
Harrell, E. J.. Aulander. 
Harrell. W. B.. Dann 
Harrell, J. B., Franklinton. 
Harrelson, H., Gaddysville. 
Harrill. Z. D., Ellenboro. 
Harrill, E. D., Ellenboro. 
Harrill, G. P.. Murfreesboro. 
Harrington. E P., Mission. 
Harris, B B , Dysartsville. 
Harris, D. J., Yanceyville. 
Harris, D. P., Elizabeth City. 
Harris, J. M., Dogwood. 
Harris, Wni., Knapp's Mills. 
Hartley, D. C., Minneapolis. 
Hartsell, J. W., Morven. 
Hartsell. P. G., Concord. 
Hawkins, A. B , Leicester. 
Hawkins, R. M., Sharon. 
Haymore, C. C, Mt. Airy. 
Haymore, R. D . Mt. Airy. 
Haynes, J. M., Clyde. 
Haynes, W., Asheville. 
Hedgepeth, I. P., Lumberton. 
Hedgepeth, R. A., Autryville. 
Hefner, D , Lenoir. 
Henderson, G. VV., Blaine. 
Hensley, S B., Bee Log. 
Henson, A. B , Balsam. 



Herring, D. W., ChingKiang, China. 
Herring, R. H.. Wilmington. 
Hewitt, D. L., Shallotte. 
Hice, J. H., Baton. 
Hilburn, D. H , Bladenboro. 
Hilburn, L. W. . Freeman. 
Hilburn, Rufus M., Bladenboro. 
Hildebrand, A., Pearson. 
Hildreth.J. H., Wilmington. 
Hill, A. H., Cottonville. 
Hill, T. B., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Hilliard, J. M., High Point. 
Hocutt, J. C, Chapel Hill. 
Hocutt, J. E., Nashville. 
Hodge. J F., Pool. 
Hoge. B. Lacy, Concord. 
Hogue. G. F.. Boonville. 
Hoke, B. L., Kings Mountain. 
Holland, G. W., Winston. 
Hollar, E., Felts. 
Hollar. I., Eupeptic Springs. 
Holleman, J. M., Apex. 
Hollifield, A. P., Ellenboro. 
Honeycutt, G. A., Whitley. 
Honeycutt, R., Beaman's X Roads. 
Honeycutt, T. M., Sparta. 
Honeycutt. W. H.. Concord. 
Hooker, W. H., Marshall. 
Hooper, G. W., Robbinsville. 
Hooper, L. W. , Tuckaseigee. 
Hooper, P. G., Isa. 
Hooper, C. F., Clinton. 
Hord, A. T., Cleveland. 
Horner, K. C, Harper's X Roads. 
Horner, T. J., Henderson. 
Horrell. R. W., St. Paul. 
Howard, H. H., Bee Log. 
Howell, W. T., Wake Forest. 
Howell, J. K , Rocky Mount. 
Howell, A. T.. Lenoir. 
Hoyle, J. A., Maiden. 
Hoyle, B. M.. Estatoe. 
W. D. Hubbard. Raleigh. 
Hudgins. Richard. Pump. 
Hud.son, T. J., Ching Kiang.China. 
Hudson, D. J., Bessie. 
Hufham, J. D., Henderson. 
Hughes. J.. Byrd. 
Hughes, S. A., Valley. 
Hull, W. F., Camp Creek. 
Hume, Thos., Chapel Hill. 
Hunt, A , Gamble's Store. 
Hunter, A. D., Cary. 
Hurlev, A.. Thaxton. 
Humphries, T. J . Bethel Hill. 
Hutchinson, J. H., Hutchinson's 
Store. 

Ingram, H. M., Pekin. 



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Irwin, A. C, Pearl. 
Isaac, E., Lineback. 
Israel, L. Y., Dunsmore. 

Jackson, Elbert, Turner's. 
James, R. H., Reuben. 
Jamerson, Wm., Rest Haven. 
Jamison, Wesley, Bald Creek. 
Jarvis, R. F., Adlej'. 
Johnson, C. C, Reese. 
Johnson, L-, Raleigh. 
Johnson, Wm R., Ashe. 
Johnson, W. N., Rocky Mount. 
Johnson, R. K., Edwards X Roads. 
Johnson, S. H., Gray's Creek. 
Johnson, L- E., Fremont. 
Johnson, J. B., Walnut Cove. 
Jolly, J. R., Lomax. 
Jones, E. F., Zionsville. 
Jones, J. R., Royal. 
Jones, J. Wm., Chapel Hill. 
Jones, R H., Ai. 
Jones, Wm. H., Blue Ridge. 
Jones, W. J., Estatoe. 
Jordan, F. M., Eist Fork. 
Jordan, J. R., Franklinviile. 
Jordan, James, Franklinviile. 
Jordan, S., Robhinsville. 
Jordan, W. P., Hertford. 
Jordan, Y., Osbornsville. 
Justice, A. A., ^tna. 
Justice, T. B., Rutherfordton. 
Justi9e, A. I., Fruitland. 
Justice, C. B., Rutherfordton. 

Kane, E. F., Good Spring. 
Kanot, J., Robhinsville. 
Kesler, M. L., Scotland Neck. 

Keeler, S. J., . 

King, J. D . Wampler. 
King. R. W., Wampler. 
King, T. C, Burnsville. 
King, W. G., Villanow. 
Kiusland, J. L., Roan Mt. 
Kirk, J. T., Trap Hill. 
Knight, W. F., Blowing Rock. 
Kuykendall, J. A., Leicester. 
Kuykendall, W. I., Alexander. 

Lancaster, J. F., Oak Ridge. 
Lancaster, W. D., Sandy Springs. 
Lane, J. L., Sunimerfield. 
Lanning, Jeff., Denton 
Landsell, J. J., Durham. 
Larkins, J. D , Kenansville. 
Latta, A. T., Monroe. 
Lawhon, W. H. H., Lawhon. 
Lawing, J. W., Peachtree. 



Leach, M. J., Lassiter. 
Leatherman, J. F., Hull'sX Roads. 
Lee, W. F., Tiptop. 
Lee, W. M., Summit. 
Lee, M. L., Ashpole. 
Leggatt, B. , Windsor. 
Leggett, R. J., Howelville. 
Lennon, J. P., Applewhite. 
Lewellyn, J. H., Dobson. 
Lewis, C. H., Gamble's Store. 
Lewis, L. G., Pennington. 
Lewis, Joseph, Gage. 
Lewis, J. C, Lnurelton. 
Lewis, John, Clayton. 
Lilly, Edmond, King's Creek. 
Limrick, R. L., Shelby. 
Little, J. W., Lane's Creek. 
Little, T. P., Marshall. 
Littleton, J. W., Palestine. 
Livingston, D.K., Little Pine Creek. 
Lloyd, L. A., Nashville. 
Loftis, R. M., Culler. 
Long, W. H., Ayr. 
Logan, J. H., Excelsior. 
Loudermilk, D. P., Bridgewater. 
Lynch, J. W., Wake Forest. 

Macomson, M. V., Graham. 
Manly, H., Brevard. 
Marcus, W. A., Homestead. 
Marshall, A. A., Raleigh. 
Morgan, B. L., Homestead. 
Morgan, D. A., Spring Creek. 
Morgan, E. J., Candler. 
Morgan, F. M., Flats. 
Morgan, S. J.. Morgan Hill. 
Morgan, W. C, Robhinsville. 
Morriss, H., Palmerville. 
Morton, D. S , Whitney. 
Morton, H., Thomasville. 
Morton, W. B., Roxboro. 
Morton, W. G., Albemarle. 
Moss, T. J., Forest City. 
Moss, N. H., Cherryville. 
Mull, W. B., Shoup's Ford. 
Mullinox, T. H., Grover. 
Murchison, C. M., Penelope. 
Myers, I. T.. So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Myers, W. W., Round Mountain. 
Myers, D. R., Salisbury. 
Myers, T. C, Martin. 
Myers, A. A., Round Mountain. 
Myers, J. W. , Round Mountain. 
Marley, H. C, Lenoir. 
Marsh, A., Marshville. 
Marsh, R. H., Oxford. 
Martin, C. H., Polkton. 
Martin, C. F., Murphy. 



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Martin, J. H., Hamptonville. 
Martin, J. L.. Creedtnore. 
Martin, W N., Trail Branch. 
Marshburn, A. B , Nealsville. 
Marshburn, H. H., So. Bap. Theo. 

Sem. 
Mason, J. A., Conclave. 
Mason, W. C, Flats. 
Mason, B. K , Williamston. 
Mason, N. J., Louisville. 
Matthews, J. R.. Hexlena. 
Matthews, B. H., Norwood. 
Matthews, N. J , Pilot Mountain. 
Matthias, B., Buck Shoal. 
May, S. S., Allgo^d. 
Mercer, T. J., Bolivia. 
McCarson, J. L., Hendersonville. 
McClure, W. B., Alexis. 
McDevitt, P., Mars Hill. 
McDuffie, J. F., Rock Springs. 
McGinnis I. J , Banners Elk. 
McGugan, C. P., Lumber Bridge. 
Mcintosh, C M., Clement. 
McKaughan, J. A., Albemarle. 
McKinney, C. H , Rakersville. 
McLendon. J. J., Wolfsville. 
McLeod, D., Selnia. 
McLure W. H., Henrietta. 
McLure, W. B., Alexis. 
McMahon, A., Forest City. 
McMillan, D. C. Aslip^le. 
McNeil, M.. Wilkesboro. 
Meadows, W. C. Poor's Knob. 
Meeks, O. P , Clinton. 
Melton, W. H., Knapp's Mill. 
Melvin, W. A., Harrell's Store. 
Melvin, W. S., Winnie, 
Merrell, G. L., Hobgood. 
Metcalf, C. C, Briggsville 
Michael, Ray. Nettle Knob. 
Miles, John A,, Leicester. 
Miller, Daniel L,, Highlands. 
Miller, I, C, Summit. 
Miller, Jno. R., Fair Grove. 
Milliken, C, Ash. 
Milliken, H.. Ash. 
Mints, J. A,, Shallotte. 
Mitchell, John, Wake Forest. 
Mitchell, S. W., Asheville. 
Moffitt, J. I., Stone Mountain. 
Montague. E J., AUensville. 
Moore, S. F., Fairview. 
Moore, H. C, New Bern. 
Moore, I. F,, Lvnch 
Moore, J, O,, Hunting Creek, 
Moore, R. A., Rerl Springs. 
Moore, R, R., Greensboro. 
Moore, J. D , Red Springs, 
Moore, J, R,, Milton. 



Naylor, M. W., Giles Mills. 
Nelson, E. R., Hendersonville. 
Nelson, J. H., Patterson. 
Newell, G. W., Mapleville. 
Newton, W. C, Gold-boro. 
Newton, I. T.. Brrvard, 
Newton, J, B., Aulander. 
Newton, J. D,, Thomnsville. 
Newton, H. F. , Casar. 
Nichols, W. E , Tracadia. 
Noble, J, W.. Kenly, 
Norris, H. W., Cosma. 
Norris, Isaac, Cruso. 
Norris, John, Sweet Water. 
Norton, J. H., Venable, 
Nowell, W. C, Nashville. 

Olive, W. S.. Apex. 
Oliver, P., Dalton. 
Ollis, W. H., Plutn Tree. 
Oneil, G. G.. Enfield, 
Orr, G. W,. Robbinsville. 
Orrell, N. B., Abbotts Creek. 
Osniet, J. R.. Dallas, 
Overby, R. R., Belcross. 
Overton, W, C, Harrelsville. 
Owen, S. C, Candler. 
Owen, J. C, China. 
Owen, J. L., Highlands 

Pace, J. R., Oxford. 
Page, S. C , Godwin. 
Page, Wiley M., Falcon, 
Palmer, R, L , Leander, 
Parks, E. L,, Lisbon. 
Parker, C. J. D . Durham. 
Panther, J. P,, Quallatown. 
Paidew, A. T., Wilkesboro. 
Paris, T. W., New Castle. 
Parish, M. E,, Salisbury. 
Patton, R. L , Morganton. 
Paul, C. B., Swansboro. 
Payne, J. M,, Blowing Rock. 
Payseur, J, J., Wilmington. 
Peek, I. T. , Cullasaja 
Pendergrass, J. R., Franklin. 
Peebles, G, W.. Glady. 
Perkinson, L C. , Wise. 
Peterson, C. D., Dalila. 
Phillips, John, Beech Creek. 
Phillips Wm., Mt. Airy. 
Phillips, J. L., Houck. 
Phillips, J. B,, Collettsville. 
Pierce, E. S. , Pantego. 
Pinner, R., Faust. 
Pippin, A, A,. Wakefield. 
Pitchford, J. A., Littleton. 
Pittman, A, R., Rennert, 
Pittman, A, E. C, Rennert. 



APPENDIX. 



72, 



Piatt, J. T., Warne. 
Plemmons, James, Biltmore. 
Poe, E A., Cora. 
Pool, E. Y., Bethel Hill. 
Pool.C C, Partee. 
Pool, D W., Vashti. 
Porter, S. J., Fayetteville. 
Porter, W. F., Dehart. 
Porter, C. VV., Elm City. 
Porter, A. H.. Orton. 
Poston, R., Shelby. 
Potter, W. J , Elk Park. 
Powell, J. VV., Rocky Mount. 
Powers, J. H., Mt. Airy. 
Prevatt, F. A., Lumberton. 
Prevatt, John, Mars Hill. 
Prewett, N , Knob Creek. 
Privette. I. T., Wilkesboro. 
Proflfit, M. S., Democrat. 
Piuett, L. R.. Charlotte. 
Pruitt, Julius, Connelly's Springs. 
Pruitt, Berry, Knob Creek. 
Pruitt, G , Penelope. 
Prnitt, Wm., Alice. 
Pugh, J. M., Randleman. 
PiiUiam, J. G., Lenoir. 
Putnam, J. W., Magnetic City. 
Putnam, D. F., Cherryville. 

Queen, A. C, Cowarts. 
Queen, B. N. , Tuckaseigee. 
Queen, J. H., Bryson City. 
Queen, h- E., Cowarts. 

Ramsey. Garret, Marshall. 
Reaves, E. S., Statesville. 
Rector. J. A., Morganton. 
Reddish, W. H., Morganton. 
Redwine, J. F., Fork Church. 
Reece, J. N., Galloway. 
Reed, W. W., Balsam. 
Reid, T. M.. Hughes. 
Reedy, E. W., Crumpler. 
Reese, J. V., Cruso. 
Rhodes, J. R., Saluda. 
Rickard. D. V., Columbia. 
Rich, J. H., Bell Haven. 
Rich, W. H.. Thomasville. 
Rich, H. P., Glady. 
Richardson, J. B , High Point. 
Rickman, P. R., Leatherman. 
Riddle, B. B., Pensacola. 
Riddle, H. B., Big Pine. 
Riddle, J., Beaver Creek. 
Roberts, Creed, Berlin. 
Roberts, D J., Cherry Lane. 
Doberts, D. J., Trap Hill. 
Robertson, W A , Barnards villa. 
Rogers, M., Bushnell. 



Rollins, B. F., Elkin. 

Rose, J. W. Bethel. 

Ross, A. M., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 

Rowell, J. E . Cleon. 

Rowell, S. J., Cleon. 

Roy, W. H., Paint Fork. 

Roj^all, W. B , Wake Forest. 

Royal, F. M., Ching Kiang, China. 

Royal, R., Kelly. 

Ruppe, John, Byarsville. 

Sales, J., Mount Tabor. 
Sams, J. F., Cane River. 
Sandling, R. C, Clinton. 
Saunders, B., Lilesville. 
Scarborough, C. W., Murfreesboro. 
Scotten, A. K., Coleridge. 
Seagraves. W. M., Jonesville. 
Sears, D. R., Siler City. 
Segle, L. M., Spring Creek. 
Sellers, Lorenzo, Supply. 
Sentell, R. A.. Chde. 
Settle. J. F., Byrd. 
Settlemyre, G. W. 
Setzer, A. W., Morehead Citv. 
Shaver, J. M.. Dealville. 
Shaw, J. A., Louisville, Ky. 
Sheets, Henry. Lexington. 
Shell, P. J., Altamont. 
Shell. J. T., Petra Mills. 
Shell, L. C, Jonas Ridge. 
Shelly, N. A., Burgaw. 
Shepherd, J. J., Brindletown. 
Sherrill, T. C . Jumbo. 
Sherwood. J. J. L-, Yerger. 
Shinn, J. L., Mooresville. 
Shoaf, R. L , Linney. 
Shumate, James, Delphia. 
Silver, Thomas, Micaville. 
Simmons, S. F., Jonesville. 
Sims, A. H., Franklin. 
Skinner, T. E., Raleigh. 
Sledge, J. W., Stallings. 
Sluder, M. M., Juno. 
Smiley, J. S., Swain. 
Smith, A. B., D.llsboro. 
Smith, James A., Fair Bluff. 
Smith, Forrest, Louisburg. 
Smith, J. E., So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Smith, J. L , Siler Citv. 
Smith, W. A., West Durham. 
Snider, J. W., Newell. 
Snider, S. J.. Matthews. 
Soles, J., Mount Tabor. 
Sorrell, W. M . Cary. 
Sothern, W. P., Asheyille. 
Sparks, J. C, Bakersville. 
Speight, T. T., Lewiston. 
Speight, J. A., Ahoskie. 



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Spence, J. R.. Polk. 
Spilman, B. W., Raleigh. 
Sprinkle, A. J., Peek. 
StalHngs, J. N., Salisbury. 
Stallings, N. P., Hertford. 
Stamey, A., Bliss. 
Stanley, E. A., Lineback. 
Stanley, J. P.. Solitude. 
Stephens, M. A., Lumberton. 
Stewart, J. L., Clinton. 
Stoker, A. P., Denton. 
Stone, C. K., Haystack. 
Stou8:h, A. L., Pineville. 
Stradley, J. A., Oxford. 
Stringfield, O. L., Raleigh. 
Summev, J. A., Hannersville. 
Suttle, J. W., Smithfield. 
Swaim S. D., Mocksville. 
Swaitn, V. M., Cross-Roads Church, 
Swain, E. L., Shallotte. 

Tatum, E. F.. China. 
Talbirt, W. T., Concord. 
Taylor, J. R., Wake Forest. 
Taylor, C. R., Wake Forest. 
Taylor, A. J., Chinquapin. 
Taylor, C. E., Jefferson. 
Taylor, C E., Wake Forest. 
Taylor, E L., Rutherfordton. 
Taylor, T. J.. Warrenton. 
Teeter, E. D., Locust Level. 
Tew, J. W., Iredell. 
Tew, D. T., Clinton. 
Thomas, A B., Silver. 
Thonaas, C. A. G., Thomasville. 
Thomas, I. W., Lenoir. 
Thomas, James, Bandana. 
Thompson. K.. Low Gap. 
Thorn, J. B., Ferry. 
Tolar, J. N., Beaufort. 
Toney, B. W., Sunshine. 
Townsend, J. T. , Carmichael. 
Treadway, E. R.. Cove Creek. 
Tredway, R. F., Shelby. 
Trivett, J. W., D^rk Ridge. 
Tucker, Elihu, Bud. 
Turner, E. W., Trap Hill. 
Tuttle, J. F., Elizabeth City. 
Tyree, W. C, Durham. 

Utley, C. H., Elkin. 

Vannoy, W. H., Hamptonville. 
Vann. R. T., Raleigh. 
Vernon, J. H., Wake Forest. 
Vestal, M. M., Jonesville. 
Vines, J. F , So. Bap. Theo. Sem. 
Vines, W. M., Asheville. 
Vinson, J. D. , Cullasaja. 
Vipperman, J. H., Culler. 
Vipperman, J. L., Dallas. 



Waff, W. B., Reynoldson. 
Walker, N., Newcastle. 
Wallen, S., Big Laurel. 
Walton, M. C, Wilmington. 
Ward, W., Asheville. 
Ward, Benjamin, Marines 
Watson, W. F. , Gastonia. 
Watson, T. D., Dillsboro. 
Watson, J. W., Chapel Hill. 
Weatherman, J. G. , Jennings. 
Webb, G. INI., Shelby. 
Wheeler, Z. W., New Light. 
Webster, G. B., Pactolus. 
Welborn, T. M.. Trap Hill. 
Wells, C. G.. Spen:er. 
Welch, H. D , Balsam. 
West, J. H , Downsville. 
West, W. C. Fayetteville. 
Weston, E. L , Adams. 
Wheelous, Z. W., Grissom. 
Whisnant, E. S., Maiden. 
White, J. A., Taylorsville. 
White, J. M., Apex. 
White, G. W., Rockyhock. 
White, M. P., Wilmington. 
Whitener, P A., Morganton. 
Whiteside, Z. T.. Uree. 
Whiteside, W. M.. Rutherfordton. 
Whitlock, L. A., Silver. 
Wilcox, A G., Brinkleyville. 
Wilcox, William, Todd. 
Wilcox, A., Caldwell. 
Wild, J. M., Walnut Run. 
Wild, J. R., Big Pine. 
Wilhoit, G. O , Ansonville. 
Wilkins, W. E., Mars Hill 
Williams, A J., Kapp's Mill. 
Williams, B. B.. Harrellsville. 
Williamsville. C. C. Royal. 
Williams, J. M.. Clover. 
Williams, O. P., Robbinsville. 
Wilson, L. A., Sutherlands. 
Wilson, Samuel, Bee Log. 
Wilson, W. H . Madison. 
Wood, T. G , Belcross. 
Wood, E. M., Cisco. 
Woodall, W. H., Mars Hill. 
Woodruff, C. E., Hickorv. 
Wood'^on, C. J., Shelhv. ' 
Woodward, J*. S., Needmore. 
Woolen, E. W., Clarkton. 
Wooten, F. T. , Salemburg. 
Wright, N.. Lark. 
Wright, J. W., Felts. 
Wright, T. S., Rockingham. 
Wyatt. W. J., Perth. 

Yarborough, A., Lexington. 
Younce, Jacob, Cowarts. 
Yoder, S. B . Franklin. 
Young, A. W. , Scaly. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 

(Compiled by B. W, Spilraan.) 



Associations. 



Alexander* -^ 

Alleghany and Grayson 

Ashe 

Atlantic 

Beulah* 

Bladen* 

Brier Creek 

Brushy Mountain 

Buncombe* 

Brunswick * 

Caldwell* 1 

Cape Fear and Columbus 

Carolina * 

Catawba River 

Cedar Creek 

Central 

Chowan * 

Kastern * 

Hlkin 

Flat River* 

French Broad 

Green River 

Haywood * 

Kings Mountain t 

Liberty 

Liberty and Ducktown 

Little River* 

Mecklenburg and Cabarrus*- 

Mitchell 

Montgomery , 

Mount Zion f 

Neuse 

New Found 

Pee Dee* 

Piedmont _.. 

Pilot Mountain * 

Raleigh* 

Robeson t 

Sandy Creek* 

Sandy Run 

South Fork* i... 

South Rivert 

South Yadkin* 

Stanly * 

Stone Mountain 

Stony Fork 

Tar River* 

Tennessee River* 

Three Forks * 

Transylvania* 

Tuckaseigee t 

Union * 

West Chovfan 

Western North Carolina + 

Yadkin t 

Yancev 



Forty- five branch schools- 



3 a 



3 O 
tfl O 



x, o 



72 



1,692 



(sH 



51 
52 
76 

132 
54 
94 

112 
go 

165 
60 
161 
263 
167 
113 
125 
250 
672 
321 

75 
210 

93 
224 
120 
217 
142 
103 
154 
145 

75 

61 
338 

89 
7 
151 
157 
338 
380 
270 

179 
186 
209 
170 
202 
112 

66 

55 
569 
168 
181 

86 
169 
187 
448 

78 
132 
124 



3 "J 



5i» 
332 
674 

i>0J5 
320 

929 

1, 167 

962 
2,380 

483 
1,223 
1.578 
1,795 
1,037 
1,087 
2,487 
4,777 
2,960 

680 
2,020 

921 
1.972 

988 
2.347 
',549 
1,112 

1,305 

1,332 

938 

524 

3,480 

1,389 

40 

1,468 

I, 710 

4,026 

4,480 

2,327 

1,427 

2,288 

2,091 

1,741 

1,801 

1,297 

665 

572 

5,316 

1,904 

1,640 

918 

2,383 

■,592 

3,478 

906 

1,374 

1,500 



9,773 



* Part of report from Minutes of iS 



t Figures of 1899. 



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HISTORICAl 



Place of Meeting. 



President. 



Greenville, Pitt County i Patrick W. Dowd 

Rogers' X Ro.ids Wake County— do 

Reeve's Chapel. Chatham County Win. P. Biddle -__ 

Cartledgc's Creek Richmond Co do 

Cashie. Bertie County Alfred Dockery-_ 

Union Camp Ground, Rowan Co do . 

County Line. Caswel! County do 

May's Chapel, Chatham County do 

Brown'-i, Sampson Cmiiity do 

Grassy Creek. Granville County. do 

Johnston Liberty, Johnston Co— 1 do 

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:Meherrin, Hertford County Thomas Meredith 

Boiling Springs. Henderson Co- 

Raleigh 

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Friendship. Cumberland County 

Rockford. Surry County 

Oxford 

Louisburg 

Wilmingion 

Smithfield 

New Bern 

Fayettevillc 

Warren ton- 

Raleigh 



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Wake Forest 

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New Bern .. 

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Charlotte 

Fayetteville 

Warrenton 

Wilmington 

Shelby 

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Durham i John Kerr 

Charlotte i Win. A. Graham. Jr „ 

O.xlord 1 Ncedhain B.Cobb 

Goldsboro do 

Winston | do 

Warrenton | J.C. Scarborough. 

Edenton do 

Raleigh i do 

Reidsville j C.T.Bailey 

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Corresponding Secretary. 



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do Charlfs McAlister- 

do do 

do William Rviles 

do - Amos J Battle 

■Vm. Hill Jordan do 

do do 

_ do do 

do do 

_ do do 

do I James S. Purefoy.. 

do do 

i. J Whtelcr I do 

J. Finch I do 



Treasurer. 



do 

do 

.J. James 

Win A Shaw__ 
fohn H.Lacy-- 

- do 

_do 

v. McDowell--- 
r. S.Yrirbroiiah 

W. M. Wingate ! f'o 

do I do 



r. E. Skinner 1 do 

T. Emerson do 

do do 

3. F. Marable S.S Riddle 

S^oiie James S. Huieti, 

^J. B.Cobb, Supt. Army Colp.and Miss 1 do 

do Miss, and Colp | do 



do. 



do Cor. Sec. S. s. Roard 

W. T. Walters, Cor. Sec. State Miss. Board. 

do Sec. Slate Miss. Board 

do 

. _ do 

do 

D. Hufhara 

..-do 

..-do 

_.. do 

B. Richardson 

—.do 

...do 

_.-do 

John E. Ray 

_ do 

. d ) 

-do 

.do . 

.do 

.do 

-do 

.do 

do 

C. Durham 

do 

do . 

do 

do 

do 

do 

John K. White 

do 

do 

no 

do 

do 



d;: 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

John G.Williams 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

N.B.Br-usjhtou 

J 'rdaii Womble, Jr. 

B. F. Montague 

do 

do 

do 

do 

John T PuUeu 

do 

T. H. Brigss 

Fabius H. Briggs 

W.S.Grandv 

J. D. Bousha'll 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

. do 

do 

do 

do 



Preacher of Introductory 
Sermon. 



Samuel Wait. 
John Arm.-trong. 
Wm.P. Biddlc. 
David S. Williams. 
(Minutes mutilated.) 
John Kerr. 
John Armstrong. 

James S. Mims 

John .Armstrong. 

J. J. Finch. 

Win. Hill Jordan. 

J.J. Finch. 

K!i Phillips. 

R. McNacib. 

G. M. Thompson. 

W.T.Br oks. 

J.S. Hurefov. 

David S. Will'ams. 

C. R. Heiidrickson. 

J h B.White. 

Win. Hooper 

Jaint-s McDaniel. 

R. I. Devin 

A. McDowell 

T. W. Tobey 

(Presidetit reviewed historyof 

Convention ) 
T. E. ->kinner. 
r.H. Pritchard. 
J.S.Walthall. 
H. Petty. 
John Mitcliell 
N. B.Cobb 
(No record.) 

A. McDowell. 
l.B. Haidwick 

Jas. P. Koyce of S.Carolina. 

J.L. Carro 1 

John Mitchell. 

J L.Carroll. 

William Rovall. 

W.M. V\' in gale. 

J.C. Hiden. 

R. H. Marsh 

C. T. Bailt-y 

H. A. Brown. 

T.W. Babb. 

(No record ) 

J. .A.Mniidv. 

R.H. Griffith. 

F H. Jones. 

T. E. Skinner. 

H.A.Brown. 

A.(i.McManaway. 

C. A. Jriikins 

J. vt. .McManaway. 

R.T. Vann 

H. W. Battle. 

B. Cide 
J.S.Dili 

T. H. Pritchard. 
Thomas Hume. 
J.S. Hardaway. 
J. W. Carter. 
T. I.Taslor 
A. M.S mms. 
J. B. Richardson. 
A.C.Bar on. 
W. S. Penick. 
R.T. Vann. 
W.M. Vines. 



78 



APPENDIX. 

STATISTICAL TABLE. 



Alamance — 

Alexander 

Alleghany 

Ashe 

Anson 

Beaufort 

Bertie 

Bladen 

Brunswick 

Buncombe 

Burke 

Cabarrus 

Caldwell 

Camden 

Carteret 

Caswell 

Catawba 

Chatham 

Cherokee 

Chowan 

Clay 

Cleveland 

Columbus 

Craven 

Cumberland - 

Currituck 

Dare 

Davidson 

Davie 

Duplin 

Durham 

Edgecombe.. 

Forsyth 

Franklin 

Gaston 

Gates 

Graham 

GianviUe 

Greene 

Guilford 

Halifax 

Harnett 

Haj'wood 

Henderson ._ 

Hertford 

Hyde 

Iredell 

Jackson 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lenoir 

Lincoln 

Mcuowell 

Macon 

Madison 

Martin 

Mecklenburg 

Mitchell 

Montgomery 

Moore 

Nash 

New Hanover 
Northampton. 

Onslow 

Orange 

Pam'ico 

Pasquotank .. 

Pender 

Petquinians -. 



Population, 


Square 
Miles 


No. White 


Census 


Baptist 


1900. 




Churches. 


25.665 


445 


8 


io,9t>o 


245 


*I7 


7,759 


276 


9 


19.581 


370 


29 


21,870 


545 


17 


26,404 


620 


i 


20, 538 


689 


19 


'7,677 


1,026 


31 


12,657 


814 


24 


44, 288 


614 


fu 


17,699 


489 


27 


22,456 


370 


6 


15.694 


495 


31 


5, 474 


214 


6 


11,811 


407 


9 


15,02s 


407 


8 


22, 133 


445 


16 


23,912 


826 


28 


11,860 


470 


29 


10,258 


■ 50 


7 


4, S32 


189 
464 




25.078 


30 


21,274 


895 


33 


24, 160 


820 


7 


29, 249 


982 


*I7 


6,529 


282 


9 


4,757 


382 


2 


23,403 


564 


13 


12, 115 


289 
832 




22,405 


15 


26, 233 


300 


16 


26,591 


567 


4 


35', 261 


364 


17 


25,116 


444 


*23 


27,903 


304 


12 


■0,413 


3!9 


8 


4,343 


307 


7 


23, 2(13 


493 


18 


1 2 , 038 


257 


2 


39,074 


682 


*7 


30, 793 


682 


16 


15,988 


601 


14 


16.222 


582 


20 


14. '04 


351 


21 


14,294 


376 


13 


9,278 


557 


2 


29,064 


595 


22 


11.853 


532 


20 


32, 250 


689 


*25 


8,226 


389 


5 


18,639 


457 


4 


15,498 


295 


10 


12,567 


545 


'•9 


12, 104 


539 


18 


20,644 


457 


39 


15,383 


482 


6 


55.268 


576 


12 


15,22' 


401 


28 


14, 197 


489 


14 


23,622 


807 


*i5 


25,478 


595 


22 


25, 785 


182 


*5 


21. 150 


557 


14 


11,940 


645 


*12 


14,690 


400 


*I7 


8,040 


470 


4 


13,660 


232 


6 


13,381 


8S9 


14 


10,091 


245 


7 



APPENDIX. 



79 



STATISTICAL ThBlM— Continued. 



Counties. 



Population, 
Census 

1900. 



Person - 

Pitt 

Poik. 



Randolph 

Richmondt — 

Robeson 

Rockingham - 

Rowan 

Rutherford _.. 

Sampson 

Scotland^ 

Stanly 

Stokes 

Surry 

Swain 

Transylvania- 
Tyrrell 

Union 

Vance 

Wake 

Warren 

Washington — 

Watauga 

Wavne 

Wilkes 

Wilson 

Yadkin 

Yancey 



i6,6Ss 
50, 889 
7,004 
28, 232 
28, 408 
40.371 
33. 16 1 
31,066 

25,IOt 

26, 386 



15,220 
19,866 

25.515 

8,401 
6,620 
4. 980 
27. 1 56 
16,648 
54,626 
19. '5' 
10, 60S 
13.417 
3 ' . 356 
26,872 
23, 596 
14,083 
11,464 



Square 
Miles. 



401 
657 
257 
701 
826 

,059 
582 
482 
520 
964 



432 

476 
476 
445 
382 
376 
557 
300 
850 
392 
382 
370 

60 ! 
626 
376 
351 

276 



No. White 

Baptist 
Churches. 



9 
40 

15 
10 
33 

*45 
3 
18 
14 
24 
28 
14 
*5 
27 
7 

*50 



• Approximate, 
fin County Association. 
X Includes Scotland. 
§ See Richmond. 
Note. — The State publications are not agreed in the statement of the area of the 
▼arious counties. The figures given are approximately correct. 



8o 



APPENDIX. 



NORTH CAROLINA. 



Associations. 



Alexander* 

Alleghany-Graysou 

Ashe County 

Atlantic 

Beulah 

Bladen 

Brier Creek 

Brushy Mountain -- 
Buncombe County . 

CaldwfU 

Cape Fcar-Columbu 

Carolina 

Catawba River 

Cedar Creek 

Central 

Chowan 

Eastern 

Elkin 

Flat Rivrr 

French Broad 1 

Greeti Kiver 



Totals. 



..!i.668 



3' 
'9 
3' 
28 

59 
34 
2» 
16 
27 
55 
61 
21 
34 
28 
42 

Haywuod County I 18 

Kings Moumaiu I 33 

Liberty 25 

Liberty- Ducktowu f | 22 

Little River ] 21 

Mecklenburg-Cabarrus., 21 

Mitchell County 28 

Montgomery 16 

Mount Zion i 4^ 

NeiiseJ 22 

New Found ._ 25 

Pee Dee - 28 

Piedmont 17 

Pilot Mountain 42 

Raleigh 50 

Robeson 41 

Sandy Creek ... 39 

Sandy Run 27 

South Fork 36 

South River ,... 31 

South Yadkin 29 

Stanly I 19 

Stone Mountain | 11 

Stony Fork 14 

Tar River 79 

Tennessee River 3" 

Three Forks 33 

Transylvania 21 

Tuckaseigee 41 

Union 31 

West Chowan 49 

Western 2Z 

Yadkin 35 

YanceyCounty 25 



23 

9S 
147 

35 

41 
116 

37 

85 
107 
140 i 
196 I 
162 

48 
114 
393 
186 

59 
271 

•83 
202 
106 
272 

86 

37 

92 



166 
34 
303 



2,437 

403 

1.345 

2,8tl 

806 
2, 161 
3.297 
1,574 
3,261 
2, 114 
4,569 
3,732 
2.324 
1,777 
3.443 
8,379 
6,379 
i.3<'9 
4,3t9 
3,090 
4,244 
1,996 
.S,422 

2,2(7 

i,5J7 
2, iSt 
2,195 
2,621 
1,116 
3.6<S 



Reported Contributions. 



$6, 000 : 

6,000 : 
62,750 , 
10,000 

5,000 j 
15,225 
10,000 
70,000 

25,715 
15,000 
13,650 
15,000 

8,000 
40,000 
<;o, 000 
71,870 

5,000 
13.200 
It, 150 
12,000 
10,000 
26,000 
18,900 

3,800 

19,335 
25,000 
10,700 
4,200 
75.000 



$500. 00 

648.95 

282. 08 

8, 043. 48 

1.445-83 

1.325-30 

22.35 

795-71 

14,871.31 

1, 167 97 

2, 777. 20 

1,992.48 

1,735-35 

975-62 

8, 102. 15 

14,004. 19 

10,992. 21 

300.51 

7.073-16 

691.57 

3.421- 16 

2,053.6^ 

5,215.00 

2, 090. 10 

320. 99 

1 , ^60. 39 

4, 292. t8 

-40. 83 

824.81 

12,327.40 



8100.00 

4.00 

65.52 

1,446.32 

310.84 

214-37 

76-77 

243. 35 

646. 37 

239- 85 

4^3.06 

254-35 

188.04 

254- 27 

2.326.93 

1.527.84 

1,700.74 

56.95 

1.013-15 

82.31 

804.91 

331-57 

1.077.47 

417.81 

121.70 

410.99 

1,762.65 

67.43 

III. 01 

1,602.92 



84.09 

4.06 I 

3,663.68 I 

113-23 

114.62 

51-87 I 
129.98 
270.48 
36S.S9 
148.86 
176. 17 
220. hi 
220.83 
2, 465, 50 
912.32 
784.29 

39.03 
I. 177.33 

61.27 
169 83 
127.67 
292.52 
726.30 i 



7« 
77 
54 
258 
314 
225 
127 
245 

211 



1.577 
2,337 
1,570 
4,176 
5,542 
4,257 
3, "45 
3,826 
3.502 



72 


2,934 


190 


2,294 


87 


1.7:9 


63 


698 


51 


1,076 


556 


7,627 


168 


2,367 


80 


2,775 


17 


1. 591 


239 


4,091 


124 


3,448 


300 


9.478 


66 


1,609 


94 


2,998 


217 


2,574 


7,645 


166,098 



16,850 

30,000 
20,000 

48, 037 
75.000 

40,000 
20,000 
"7,125 
28,300 
17.925 
20,000 
5,000 



30,000 

5,500 
10,000 

6,575 
14,000 
15,600 
50,000 

7,000 
15,000 

6,500 I 



22.51 

4,448.64 

5, 793- 22 

11,021.59 

10,101.99 

5,197-88 

3,826.29 

2,819.52 

4.235- 10 

2,364.90 

4.625.27 

i.798..'>7 

10. 20 

82.10 

15,042.70 

5^-00 

J, 131- 13 

668.48 

1,905.06 

3.577- 13 

10,401. 19 

667.05 

1,2-1.39 

524. 10 



2. 27 

762. 88 

825.44 

1,281.84 

1,248.57 

t, 288.03 

609.88 

517.83 

701.72 

449.91 

807. 95 

226. 65 

109.21 

27- 23 

2, 159.00 

992.60 

201.66 

76.76 

160.41 

362.89 

2, 141. 12 
46.68 
161.73 
4'>-45 



208. 71 

355-07 

122.06 

74.64 

3,095-19 



22.20 

98<.3« 

1,206.39 I 

1,378.12 

2,723.04 

575.57 ! 
495.84 i 
212.86 
992. S3 j 
216.37 i 

1,402.03 I 
113.01 I 
15-98 I 
9-72 

2,712.09 I 
43-06 
124.78 
113-78 

122-33 

467-47 
1,181.83 

12.00 

318. 28 

16.56 



1,154,907 1 201,885.28 33,094.20 31,618.85 266,598.33 



* No minutes received ; last reported figures, 
t Churches in Tennessee not included. 

J New Association, whose statistics are reported elsewhere. 
Note.— This tab:e is taken from the minutes of the Southern Baptist Convention for 1900, 
giving the figures for 1899 



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